The EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has said the bloc is sending weapons to Ukraine so that the conflict with Russia does not end in Kiev’s defeat.
“We want it to end as soon as possible, but not in any way,” Borrell told the European Parliament on Wednesday.
“Because if we’re going to have a destroyed country that has been dismembered territorially and neutralized, with millions of people in exile, and millions of people dead, then no, we don’t want this war to end like this.”
“That is why we have to continue arming Ukraine… More weapons, that is what the Ukrainians expect of us, and that is what we are doing,” Borrell said.
Borrell and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to Kiev this week, according to Brussels. The EU announced last month that it was doubling the bloc’s military aid to Ukraine to €1 billion ($1.1 billion).