High tension with Russia: a week of diplomatic frenzy ends without a breakthrough

The Europeans have consolidated their common position on security in Europe, set out in a “decalogue” of principles. Light years away from the pretensions of the Kremlin.

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Uhe week of diplomatic frenzy ended without the Europeans being in any way reassured about the sequence of events. “The situation remains worrying, in the eyes of everyone”, notes a European source, close to the meetings that the European Ministers of Foreign Affairs held for nearly five hours, Thursday and Friday in Brest, on the extreme tension with the Russia. “The security of Ukraine is the security of Europe,” she adds. In a press conference, the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell denounced “a threat at our doorstep”.

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