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EU ministers to discuss Ukraine security guarantees, options to be presented at summit - Borrell

EU ministers to discuss Ukraine security guarantees, options to be presented at summit - Borrell Head of European Diplomacy Josep Borrell (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

European Union foreign ministers will discuss security guarantees for Ukraine today, December 11, with options to be brought to the summit of European leaders, according to the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

Borrell made the statement before the meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs, saying that Russia continues to attack Ukraine, but Russia's losses are increasing, which means it is time to support Kyiv more, not less. He also said that security guarantees for Ukraine will be discussed at the summit and that he expects ministers must to provide guidelines to present options at the leaders' summit.

The EU's chief diplomat emphasized the importance of maintaining military support for Ukraine at the European level, not just bilaterally. He also said that it is time to focus all our efforts on supporting Ukraine as Russia intensifies its attacks.

"Ministers will have to give me instructions to present a proposal to the European Council on security commitments primarily aimed at enhancing the capabilities of structures and coordinating bilateral agreements between member states and Ukraine, as well as what we are doing at the level of the European Union," explained the diplomat.

EU leaders summit

The summit of European Union leaders will take place on December 14-15. There, European leaders will determine the prospects for the integration of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia.

According to media reports, Hungary will block everything related to support for Ukraine. Therefore, the summit may be extended until December 16.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, being in Argentina, was able to talk with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, on the eve of the EU leaders' summit. According to the Ukrainian leader, the conversation was frank and concerned the European affairs of the two countries.