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Borrell says Putin wants to destroy Ukraine physically – UNIAN

The High Representative of the EU noted that we must not forget that the war continues, and therefore the food crisis and geopolitical consequences should not interfere with further support for Ukraine.

Borrell promised Ukraine support because Putin wants its physical destruction / photo REUTERS

Vice-President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell notes that Ukraine should be supported as much as necessary, because Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to destroy it.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Borrell said this on briefing after the meeting of the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers.

The High Representative of the EU noted that we must not forget that the war continues, and therefore the food crisis and geopolitical consequences should not interfere with further support for Ukraine.

“This is an unpleasant reality. The war continues and will certainly continue to take many lives daily due to the systematic bombing by the Russian army of any objects – civilian and military – in Ukraine. It seems that Putin wants to destroy Ukraine physically. He wants to destroy its infrastructure, its cities in order to to destroy the healthy idea of ​​the Ukrainian nation,” Borrell stressed.

“That is why we will continue to support Ukraine. We reviewed with the ministers the situation regarding our military support – funding through the European Peace Fund, and the efforts that all member countries are making to continue supporting Ukraine for as long as necessary,” Borrell said.

He said that while supporting Ukraine, the EU is supporting a ceasefire to allow Ukrainian food exports.

“If you withhold food that people need to eat, then you are using famine as part of the war,” Borrell said.

He said that the world is facing a very dramatic situation due to the consequences of the war and the Russian attitude.

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