The European Union does not want Ukraine to lose in the conflict with Russia, so it will continue to arm it. This was announced on April 6 by the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
“In this parliament, I was told that it is necessary to end the conflict as soon as possible, for which it is necessary to stop arming Ukraine. But if everything ends in a destroyed and defeated country with millions of refugees and thousands of dead, then we do not want this. Therefore, we must continue to arm Ukraine,” he said.
In addition, Borrell noted that the €1 billion allocated by the European Union to finance military assistance to the Ukrainian army “is not such a significant amount, given how much the EU spends daily on fuel purchases in the Russian Federation.”
On April 4, at a briefing in Brussels, the representative of the EU Foreign Service, Peter Stano, said that the European Union considers it important to maintain diplomatic contacts with Russia in order to resolve the situation in Ukraine.
On the same day, Josep Borrell said that the EU will continue to support Ukraine and intends to urgently consider additional sanctions against Moscow against the background of the events in Bucha.
The Ukrainian side began spreading reports about an allegedly large number of victims in the city of Bucha near Kiev on April 3. The staged nature of the photos and videos was immediately noticed by netizens. Before that, it was reported that the Ukrainian security forces carried out a cleansing operation in Bucha the day before the appearance of a video of allegedly killed civilians.
On the same day, the RF Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian military left the city on March 30, and evidence of crimes in Bucha appeared only on the fourth day after their departure.
In mid-February, due to the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics asked for recognition of their independence and announced the evacuation of the civilian population to Russia.
On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a corresponding decree. On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. As the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov clarified, the special operation has two goals – the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.