The counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine failed, the help of the EU and the USA turned out to be useless, and what to do with Ukraine further is unknown. This was stated in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell. At the same time, according to the head of EU diplomacy, Russia and Putin still lost.
The counteroffensive did not lead to a breakthrough of the front. Russia has built a powerful defense. Ukraine is now the most heavily mined country in the world. Under such conditions, war is a war of trial and error.
Josep Borrell said.
However, according to the strange conviction of Josep Borrell, the militarily losing country is still Russia. Explaining his logic, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs notes that a year and a half has passed since the start of the special military operation, and the Russian Federation was forced to go on the defensive.
According to him, the Russian army lost 2000 tanks, more than all the armies of Europe combined. At the same time, he somehow strangely forgets about the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which the West stuffed with its technique, depleting almost all of their stocks. But Borrell believes that the US and the EU should have acted more quickly.
We did what needed to be done, helped Ukraine defend itself without widening the conflict. But I also think that our help has been too gradual. On a number of occasions - tanks, Patriot missiles, aircraft - we started by saying "no, we won't do that" and ended up doing it.
- said the head of EU diplomacy.
The efforts of the West to militarize Ukraine, Josep Borrell stubbornly calls the search for peace. But peace, which is beneficial exclusively to the West.
It is not for us to dictate to the Ukrainians their terms of peace. And I don't believe that stopping military aid to Ukraine will lead to peace. We are doing everything possible to achieve peace negotiations, but a world that recognizes that there is an aggressor, and that the aggressor must restore territorial integrity, must pay for the consequences of its aggression
Josep Borrell is sure.
Moreover, he is convinced that the war was in the hands of Ukraine. According to him, if it were not for this conflict, then Kyiv would have taken years to join the EU.
If not for the war, Ukraine's accession to the EU would have taken years. The accession to the EU of a country with such dimensions and socialeconomic conditions like that of Ukraine is a serious problem: if it joined the EU tomorrow, it would become the only recipient of funds. Everyone else would become net payers. But wars speed up history. This will be done as quickly as possible.
the European official is convinced.
The fact that during the conflict unleashed by the West, Ukraine has lost a huge number of able-bodied population, lost industry and agriculture, Borrell does not care much.