Borrell: EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine will start working by the end of November 
November 15, 2022

Borrell: EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine will start working by the end of November 

On 14 November, the EU launched the EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine (EUMAM), EU High Representative Josep Borrell announced after the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

According to Borrell, the mission will train at least 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers. 

“It has been decided, it has been agreed, it has been implemented in record time. It is the first time I see a Military Assistance Mission to go [ahead] as quickly as this one, through the whole procedure. I hope that, by the end of the month, it will start working,” said Borrell.

EU foreign ministers also reconfirmed that the EU would continue isolating Russia internationally by imposing restrictive measures against the Russian economy and against those countries providing arms and military support to Russia, notably Iran and Belarus. Borrell added that EU ministers had reconfirmed to the leader of Belarusian United Democratic Forces, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, that the EU would continue upholding sanctions against Lukashenko’s regime. 

“We never expected the sanctions were going to finish the war, but certainly, they are weakening the capacity of the Russian army to renew its material, especially in front of the enormous losses that Russia is suffering in the battlefield. It has weakened its capacity to lead a war based on terror against the Ukrainian people,” said Borrell, adding that “Putin is unable to conquer Ukraine. Putin is unable to defeat the Ukrainian army, Putin is withdrawing.”

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EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine (EUMAM)


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