- Josep Borrell spoke before the summit but avoided bringing up either topic.
- the meeting’s discussion would cover all facets of EU support for Ukraine.
- After a temporary bill was passed on Saturday, Joe Biden committed to support Ukraine.
The ministers, who infrequently convene outside the boundaries of the EU, are meeting now amid worries that US support for the conflict may be waning and after a pro-Russian populist party got the most votes in a Slovakian election on Saturday.
Josep Borrell, the head of the EU’s diplomatic mission, spoke before the summit but avoided bringing up either topic. Instead, he emphasized the value of European unity.
Zelenskiy peace plan
It has to do with the world’s stability and predictability. Because the effects of this war on the entire world are profound. However, it poses an existential threat to us Europeans.
Perhaps not everyone in the world sees it in this way. But let me say it again for us Europeans. It’s a menace to existence, he declared.
According to sources, the meeting’s discussion would cover all facets of “EU support for Ukraine, with a special emphasis on continued military assistance, peace efforts, and EU accession.”
Representatives from the national security community have twice reviewed Zelenskiy’s 10-point peace plan in the past year, but not at this level.
After a temporary bill was passed on Saturday, Joe Biden committed to support Ukraine. To prevent a US government shutdown, the law extended funding for 45 days, but it left out funding for Kyiv.