Disinfo: The EU mindlessly invests heavily in prolonging hostilities

Summary

The European Union does not demonstrate its readiness to resolve the conflict in Ukraine peacefully by investing in prolonging the hostilities.

It continues to mindlessly invest heavily in dragging out the hostilities. Decisions on additional (another 500 million euros) funding for the supply of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and on the creation of an EU mission for military support to Ukraine are aimed at this, among other things.

In fact, the European Union will train and equip Ukrainian militants with deadly weapons, who will continue to destroy civilians and destroy civilian and critical infrastructure. Is the EU ready to share responsibility for these crimes?

Disproof

Disinformation narrative from pro-Kremlin outlets accusing the EU of aggravating the situation in Ukraine, being unwilling to assist in bringing an end to the war and disrupting peace efforts.

Western leaders have continuously called for talks and a peaceful solution to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, but Moscow has been ignoring these efforts. Western nations did everything they could to prevent the war and have only been reacting to Russia’s full invasion.

The US, the EU and some NATO member states provide Ukraine with military assistance to repel the unprovoked Russian aggression. Ukraine receives weapons with the sole aim of restoring its territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.

On 17 October 2022, the European Council adopted additional assistance measures under the European Peace Facility (EPF) to further support the capabilities and resilience of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. With this, the EU is further stepping up its support to Ukraine to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, and protect the civilian population against the ongoing Russian war of aggression.

Previous assistance measures under the EPF for Ukraine were agreed on 28 February, 23 March, 13 April, 23 May and 21 July 2022.

"The mobilisation of an additional €500 million by EU member states is yet another proof that we remain steadfast in our support to the Ukrainian armed forces to defend the country against the escalating illegal aggression", Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated.

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  • Reported in: Issue 314
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/10/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, Ukraine
  • Keywords: War in Ukraine, Invasion of Ukraine, European Union, Maria Zakharova
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