Recurring narrative presenting Poland, Hungary and other EU countries as states with imperial ambitions. This is a cynical attempt to indirectly draw other countries into Russia's unjustified and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
The assertion that Ukrainian territories will be taken by other EU countries is unfounded. EU member states adhere to international law regarding state borders, fully support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, do not make any claims on Ukrainian territories and reject “imperial” ambitions towards other countries.
No neighbouring state, except the Russian Federation, violated Ukraine's territorial integrity. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world with Russia as the key exception. Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity have been violated by continuous acts of aggression by Russian armed forces since 2014 and culminated in an aggressive attack on a neighbouring country on February 24, 2022.
Earlier Russian propaganda attributed imperial ambitions only to Poland, now the geography of countries wishing to "chop off" Ukrainian territories has become larger - France, Germany, and the Czech Republic. EU member countries and the EU and the US respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
It is Russia that started an unprovoked war in Europe, capturing more and more territories of a neighbouring country and has created a serious danger to European security.
This statement was made in the context of the Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 and a Joint Communication on an EU cyber defence policy, which was put forward by the European Commission and the High Representative to address the deteriorating security environment following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and to boost the EU’s capacity to protect its citizens and infrastructure.
In particular, the Action Plan on Military Mobility will help European armed forces to respond better, more rapidly and at a sufficient scale to crises erupting at the EU’s external borders and beyond. It will bolster the EU’s ability to support Member States and partners as regards transport of troops and their equipment. It works towards better connected and protected infrastructure while streamlining regulatory issues. It will reinforce cooperation with NATO and promote connectivity and dialogue with key partners. More about the Action Plan on Military Mobility 2.0 and a Joint Communication on an EU cyber defence policy can be read here.