Conflict in Ukraine could end in weeks if West stops military support, says EU Foreign Policy Chief

The head of the European Union’s foreign policy, Josep Borrell, believes that the conflict in Ukraine could end in just a few weeks if the West stops providing military support to the country.

“I know how the war in Ukraine will end. It’s very easy – we stop military support for Ukraine, and the war ends in a few weeks,” Borel said on Saturday in a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue forum in Singapore, TASS reports.

Asked how the conflict in Ukraine would then end, Borel said: “Is it important or not? If it is important, then we cannot end military support for Ukraine, because we do not want a peace of surrender, a peace that will make Ukraine second Belarus”.

“The question is not whether to end the war, but how we want it to end,” Borrell added. He emphasized that the West will continue to give military aid to Ukraine precisely because it wants to have peace there.

At the same time, the subject of the military aid provided to Kiev was also commented on by the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Finland.

Blinken was adamant that the US and its allies should not support a ceasefire or talks to end the war in Ukraine until Kiev has gained enough strength to enforce its terms.

Amid a looming counter-offensive by Ukrainian forces, Blinken said if calls from Russia and other countries, including China, for talks now were heeded, it would lead to a fake peace that would fail to guarantee Ukraine’s sovereignty and European security.

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“We believe that the prerequisite for meaningful diplomacy and real peace is a stronger Ukraine, able to deter and defend itself against any future aggression,” Blinken said in a speech in Finland, which recently joined NATO and has a long land border. with Russia.

2023-06-03 10:25:03
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