Borrell arrived in Ukraine, visit to show EU support

(ANSA) – KIEV, 04 JAN – The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell has arrived in Ukraine for a visit aimed at demonstrating EU support for the Kiev authorities, at the height of tension with neighboring Russia.

“In the face of Russia’s military buildup, I am here to show EU support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Borrell said on Twitter.

Accompanied by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba, Borrell will travel to the east of the country, on the line of contact with pro-Russian separatists, with whom Kiev has been at war since 2014. The head of European diplomacy will then go to Kiev to meet others Ukrainian officials.

The Ukrainian foreign ministry said in a statement that the visit “aims to confirm EU support against the backdrop of Russia’s aggressive actions”.

According to Kiev, Borrell will also discuss with his Ukrainian counterpart the means to “dissuade Russia from further aggression, including through economic sanctions”. (HANDLE).


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