Borrell addresses the UK to avoid further tension between Russia and Ukraine

This content was published on Dec 28, 2021 – 20:57

Brussels, December 28 (EFE). The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, today discussed with British Foreign Secretary Lise Truss the need to avoid further tension due to future Russian military buildup. to Ukraine.

With Liz Truss, I discussed events related to the Russian military build-up. “I reiterated my support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Borrell said on his Twitter account.

“The immediate priority is to avoid further escalation (tension),” he explained in the same letter.

In addition, he stressed that “any discussion on European security must take place with the coordination and participation of the European Union.

And Russia proposed last week to NATO to sign an agreement on security guarantees to prevent entry to the countries of the former Soviet Union.

He also urged the Allies to desist from all military activities in their own backyards, from Eastern Europe to the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The first meeting between Russian and US negotiators on these security guarantees is expected in early January.

Meanwhile, on January 12, the alliance held a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council, the main forum for dialogue between the two parties. EFE

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