The European Union’s (EU) high representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, today discussed with the British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, the need to avoid further tensions resulting from Russia’s military strengthening together with Ukraine.
“I discussed with Liz Truss about the events of strengthening the Russian military. I reiterate my support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Borrell said on his Twitter account.
In the same message, he explained that “the immediate priority is to avoid further escalation (of tensions).”
In addition, he stressed that “any discussion on European security must be carried out in the coordination and participation of the EU.
Last week, Russia proposed to NATO the signing of a security guarantee agreement that would prevent the entry of countries from the former Soviet Union.
He also urged allies to stop all military activity in their backyards, from Eastern Europe to the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The first meeting between Russian and US negotiators on these security guarantees is expected in early January.
Meanwhile, the Alliance has held a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on January 12, the main forum for dialogue between the two sides.