Moscow: EU's main goal is to continue proxy war down to last Ukrainian
What does Europe seek? Weapon sales or peace?
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the main goal of the European Union in Ukraine is to continue the proxy war down to the last Ukrainian. The Ministry's remarks come after Josep Borrell's statements, which asserted that the Ukrainian conflict will end on the battlefield.
On Saturday, Borrell said the Ukrainian conflict would end on the battlefield, adding that the EU will be providing another $543 million from the European Peace Facility to Ukraine.
"The theses about the need for a political solution, in support of negotiations, have disappeared from the EU lexicon. It is clear why: a political solution will interfere with their main goal — to continue the proxy war till the last Ukrainian," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"Before the eyes of the whole world, the EU is degenerating into a militarized and aggressive instrument of external expansion. In accordance with the centuries-old 'European values,' it is conducting another 'onslaught to the East.' This is how the West fulfills the desire for unlimited global domination over those whom it considers worse than itself at the genetic level," the Ministry said.
EU Council to provide €500 million worth of arms to Ukraine
President of the European Council Charles Michel backed on Thursday a proposal to sell €500 million ($542 million) worth of arms to Ukraine. The proposal was backed by 27 EU nations at the ambassador level.
He tweeted, "Once swiftly approved this will bring to €1.5 billion the EU support already provided for military equipment for #Ukraine," thanking EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell for proposing more funds for Ukraine.
The EU has, so far, provided a €1 billion package in arms for Ukraine.
"This may seem like a lot, but €1 billion is what we pay Putin every day for the energy he provides us," Borrell said on Wednesday.
The European peace fund has set up €5 billion, from member states, from which it is sending aid to Kiev.