European Union (EU) head of diplomacy, Josep Borrell, today promised EU “indefectible” support for Kyiv and expressed concern about Russian troop movements on the border with Ukraine.
“We are following Russian military activity around Ukraine with great concern,” said Borrell, after a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“The EU’s unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he added.
Borrell said he would meet the head of Ukrainian diplomacy and 27 foreign ministers at a meeting in April.
Ukraine this week accused Russia of mobilizing troops to its northern and eastern borders and to the Crimean peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014.
The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements but insisted that it was not threatening anyone.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has killed more than 13,000 people since 2014, according to the United Nations.
Western leaders – including the new President of the United States, Joe Biden – have claimed to be on the side of Ukraine.
Source: with Agencies