EU funding to Kiev is investment in more hostilities: Russian FM
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, states that the EU's decision to allocate more funds for the supply of weaponry shows how completely unwilling it is to support a diplomatic settlement in Ukraine.
Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, commented, on Monday, on the EU's recent allocation of another €500 million ($542 million) worth of weaponry for Ukraine.
"By supplying arms and military equipment to the Ukrainians, the EU continues to invest in further hostilities. And at the same time, it hypocritically publicly declares that it allegedly extended the 'olive branch of the world' to Russia. Any attempts to achieve 'victory on the battlefield' are a direct road to the abyss both for Kiev and for Brussels," Zakharova said in a statement.
Zakharova noted that the EU's decision to allocate more funds for the supply of weaponry shows how completely unwilling it is to support a diplomatic settlement in Ukraine.
"For a little over a year of the existence of the European Peace Facility, which, given its use for the supply of weapons, it is more correct to call a 'war facility,' 2.5 billion euros have already been spent on arming Ukraine — almost half of its budget calculated until 2027. So the EU sponsors should bear the same responsibility for the war crimes committed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces and nationalist battalions, the killing of civilians, women, the elderly, and children, and the destruction of civilian infrastructure, including bridges, as the Kiev regime," Zakharova added.
While continuing to provide Ukraine with armaments, the European Union, according to Zakharova, is indifferent to the absolute corruption of the Kiev government.
"For the past five months of non-stop pumping of Ukraine with weapons by the West, they tried to hush up the inconvenient truth about the unprecedented risks of this policy for the internal security of the EU and its citizens. They turned a blind eye to the total corruption of the Kiev authorities. Everything was sacrificed to the ambitions of individual EU leaders and its member states to inflict as much damage to Russia as possible," the spokesperson said.
Furthermore, Zakharova added that "It is no coincidence that on July 11, the EU Support Hub for cooperation on internal security and border management was launched in Moldova, one of the key tasks of which is to prevent the smuggling of weapons and migrants into the European Union."
The spokesperson, in other words, emphasized that Europol, the EU's law enforcement agency, should now publicly acknowledge that the weapons provided to Ukraine surface in other European nations and restock the arsenals of regional organized crime.