Ukraine received more than 17 billion euros after the occupation of Crimea –the High Representative of EU

Ukrainian News
07 January 2022, 16:43
07 January 2022, 16:43

The European Union provided Ukraine with more than 17 billion euros after the occupation of Crimea.

This was stated today at a briefing in the city of Kharkiv by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

Borrel noted that the Association Agreement, that the EU had signed with Ukraine, is the most ambitious and comprehensive agreement that the EU has ever signed with any country.

The main topic of Borrel's visit was the issue of Ukraine's security.

"We are here mainly to emphasize the EU's full support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. We are here to work together fot the de-escalation of the situation, our main goal is to reduce tensions, both through negotiations and through strong statements about our support for Ukraine. That we go hand in hand with Ukraine," he said.

The EU Representative stressed that any new military aggression by Russia will have consequences and a huge cost.

"Europe cannot be secure without the security in Ukraine. Any discussion of EU security issues should take place with the participation of Ukraine and the EU," he stressed.

It should be noted that Josep Borrell also visited the Environmental Protection Zone in Stanitsa Luhanska today and saw the consequences of the Russian aggression with his own eyes.

Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the EU is currently working on tough economic sanctions to prevent a new war by Russia. According to Kuleba, the main challenge is to reach a consensus within the EU.