OREANDA-NEWS. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that the EU plans to launch a mission to train officers for the Ukrainian army, TASS reports.

According to him, during the events, a similar mission for Mali or the Central African Republic will not be copied, since "Ukrainians do not need basic training."

Borrell also said that the EU may soon decide to send cybersecurity specialists to Ukraine.

“The EU continues to support Ukraine. We are preparing to send a mission to help Ukrainians resist cyber attacks, which is one of the risks they face,” said the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Earlier, Borrell wrote that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg informed the participants of the meeting of EU defense ministers about the results of the Russia-NATO Council meeting held in Brussels.

The first meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in two years turned out to be "difficult, but important" for the alliance. In Moscow, it was described as a "heart-to-heart talk." The talks, which lasted more than four hours, according to experts, became the most frank conversation between the two sides, which showed both the numerous contradictions between Russia and NATO, as well as their unwillingness to aggravate the conflict.