Borrell Predicted the Prolongation of the Conflict in Ukraine
“The current situation in Ukraine will be long, the aggressiveness of the actions of the Russian Federation will increase. We must continue to provide Ukraine with the means to fight, as well as put economic pressure on Russia,” Borrell said.
He also suggested that an agreement on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia would be reached before the end of the day, and Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, opposed to the oil embargo, could get a delay to find solutions and reduce purchases of Russian oil products.
"It is important to find a solution that would suit everyone," he concluded.
Earlier, the head of the European People's Party, Manfred Weber, said that he did not rule out the solution of the issue of the oil embargo against Russia without the participation of Hungary. Prime Minister Viktor Orban needs to be shown that he cannot hold the rest of the EU hostage by blocking such decisions, he said.