Ukraine: Josep Borrell calls on Europeans to “hold on” in the face of the consequences of the war

Ukraine: Josep Borrell calls on Europeans to “hold on” in the face of the consequences of the war

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, on Monday (July 18) called on the Europeans to continue the sanctions against Moscow and to ” hold out “ in the face of soaring energy and food prices, consequences of the war in Ukraine.

“It’s a stress test for our societies”he said after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

“I am sure that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is counting on the fatigue of the Democrats. I’m sure he thinks democracies are weak. European societies cannot afford to be tired”he said.

European leaders are worried that hostility to Western sanctions against Moscow is growing in public opinion, while fuel, gas and electricity prices are soaring in Europe.

“European societies and the governments of the Member States of the European Union must continue to defend the decisions they have taken”hammered Josep Borrell, referring to the sanctions that must “continue to put pressure on Russia’s economy, knowing that there is no miracle solution”.

“We have to do this, just as we have to support Ukraine militarily”he continued.

“Of course there is an increase in energy and food prices. This is the direct consequence of this war”acknowledged the head of European diplomacy. “Luckily we weren’t bombed, we didn’t have to leave our homes. But the whole world suffers from the consequences of this war.he pointed out.

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