Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for Russian diplomacy, joked about the words of Josep Borrell, her European counterpart, who declared that Ukraine would not be able to defeat Russia in the near future.
A confession that speaks volumes? While the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell explained that kyiv’s victory could not be expected in the near future, Moscow wonders what sentiment is hidden in this confession. The EU may have already recognized the Russian victory in the Ukrainian theater, Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said on Telegram.
The manager compared Josep Borrell’s recent comments with those he made a little over a year ago. And it is an understatement to say that optimism seems to have diminished on the European side.
In April 2022, the words spoken by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell: “This war must be won on the battlefield”. While those of November 2023: “Ukraine will not be able to defeat Russia in the near future”. Did I understand correctly that the EU officially acknowledges the Russian victory? ” asked Maria Zakharova on Telegram.
On November 11, Josep Borrell admitted that Europe was facing a complicated geopolitical situation, having to deal with both the lack of progress by Ukrainian forces and the surge in tensions in the Middle East.
“We have many problems. Europe faces a double challenge. The first is Ukraine, where the prospects of victory over Russia are not expected in the near future,” he said at the European congress of the Socialist Party. The second challenge, he continued, is the situation in the Middle East, which the diplomat described as being the result of “the political and moral failure of the international community.”
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said it was time for Ukraine to understand that it would not be able to defeat Russia on the battlefield. The American journalist Seymour Hersh, winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, for his part declared, in September, that Russia had won the war and that the United States knew it full well.
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