Borrell: “Russia and China want to go back to the nineteenth century to fight for empires”


February 20 2022 12:43 GMT

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated that Europe must “speak the language of power”, but that it must also know how to “use the power of language”.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, announce This Sunday during his speech at the Munich Security Conference (Germany) he said that “it is Russia and China who want to go back to the nineteenth century to fight for the empires” they had before and become more and more “resolute, wanting to restore the integer numbers of empires they claim to be.” They were in the past.”

“We had to move toward the 21st century, avoiding the mistakes of the 20th century,” Borrell said. “This is the true perspective of our struggle for security and defence.”

“We have to speak the language of power, as I said at the beginning of my tenure, but keep in mind that we also have to be able to use the power of language, and I think that is what relates to the current challenges we face,” summed up the head of community diplomacy.

Borrell also noted that the European Union continues to support Ukraine and that since 2014 it has allocated 17,000 million euros.

“There is no other country where we spend more money and have strong connections across the board.”

The words of support were followed by a reminder that “there is still much work to be done for Ukraine, because Renovations not yet complete“Ukraine is working hard, but there is still a long way to go to achieve success,” he added.

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While Borrell attributes imperial intentions to the Kremlin, Russia is trying it give support For many refugees from Donbass what or what escape from from the conflict zone. President Vladimir Putin described, on Tuesday, what is happening in the region in eastern Ukraine as “Genocide”, which Kiev holds responsible for.

Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) They signed up For Friday in Donbass 1,566 violations of the cease-fireincluded 1413 explosionIt confirmed the killing of a civilian in Marinka, Donetsk region. They also denounced the restrictions on their freedom of movement at two checkpoints of “armed formations” in the Donetsk region.

For his part, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky declared that the devastation caused in the Donbass and the shells that fell in the Russian Rostov region, which according to the Russian authorities came from the territory of Ukraine, are “provocations, they are pure lies. There are no dead or wounded.”

“This is just an understatement,” he said, emphasizing that “they themselves are causing the explosions, they are shooting.” “The guns are spinning and Shoot in their own controlled territoryZelensky added, from the Russian Foreign Ministry they replied On the president’s remarks, noting that “only heartless sarcastic She can make statements of the “shooting” type about the residents of Donbass, taking into account the number of people who have died in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in recent years.

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