The end of the war, but under one condition?

Josep Borrell assessed that "it is possible war in Ukraine won't end, it will drag on like in Korea (1953) and there will be a truce, determining dividing line"

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Josep Borrell assessed that "it is possible that the war in Ukraine will not end, it will drag on like in Korea (1953) and there will be a truce and the determination of the dividing line".

EU High Representative Borrell said in a discussion at the Center for International Affairs in Barcelona (CIDOB) that "it could be a way out of the war" although there is often talk about who could win.

According to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, he mentioned that it would be necessary for the Ukrainian armed conflict to unfold like in Korea, "the Ukrainian and Russian sides withdraw from their positions" and give up demands, defense or conquest of territories.

The head of European diplomacy made it clear that his task is to convince those countries that do not want to take sides in the Ukrainian war that "the bad side in that movie is Russia, not EU sanctions."

Borrell also stated that "it is still too early to think about any peace negotiations", nor that any reconstruction of Ukraine is already being considered, but "all efforts should be focused on avoiding further destruction".

Europe, according to him, "must not allow itself to get tired of war", although the European Union as a whole cannot have an important say in peace negotiations anyway because Russia does not allow the EU to be an interlocutor and "the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, always wanted to speak directly with the ministers of the Union members rather than with me," Borrell explained.

He believes that the EU must still be at the negotiating table "because our sanctions are a key element of any negotiations and because security in Europe is our security".

Bearing in mind the damage caused by the consequences of the Ukrainian war, such as the jump in energy and food prices, the head of the European Service for International Affairs and Security (EEAS) points out that "we should look for solutions to the problems created by the war".

And, he concludes, we must not be weary because (Russian President Vladimir) Putin thinks Western societies are weak because of the constant debate about it and expects public opinion to demand an end to the war.

Borrell says that many nations from other continents, India, Pakistan, China and countries from Africa, Asia, are asking me to "end the war, and that would mean stopping the supply of weapons to Ukraine, and what would the consequences be?"

"If Russia wins the war, it will set out to achieve the next goal," Borrell concluded.

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