EU supports further talks between US and Russia on Ukraine, policy chief Borrell says

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The European Union supports the latest attempt to arrange further talks between Washington and Moscow to find a diplomatic solution amid a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday.

“Summit meetings, at the level of leaders, at the level of ministers, whatever format, whatever way of talking and sitting at the table and trying to avoid a war, is badly needed,” Borrell told reporters in Brussels ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

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“We will support anything that can make diplomatic conversations the best way, the only way to look for a solution to the crisis,” he added, after France announced US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed in principle to a summit over Ukraine.

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