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World: The EU on the front line in eastern Ukraine

crisis in Ukraine: talks between Russia and the United States will be held in January

 crisis in Ukraine: talks between Russia and the United States will be held in January these discussions, which will begin on January 10, aim to allow de-escalation of tensions around Ukraine. Kiev and his Western allies accuse Moscow for massaging tens of thousands of soldiers at his border. © Provided by FranceInfo The United States and Russia announced, Tuesday, December 28, having agreed on the 10 January talks on Ukraine and security in Europe. These discussions aim to allow de-escalation of tensions around Ukraine.

The leader of the European diplomacy, Josep Borrell went on Wednesday in eastern Ukraine to see his support in the country, who See thousands of Russian soldiers gather at his borders. View on Euronews

  L'UE sur la ligne de front dans l'est de l'Ukraine © PHOTO

The European Union is absent from the Ukraine negotiations that take place between the United States and Russia in Geneva. But it is present on the ground.

The High Representative of the EU Josep Borrell visited Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, Louhansk to ensure the country of his support.

full support for Ukraine

at a press conference, alongside the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, he stated that the EU would do everything in its power to help Kiev against Russian aggression, And he did not hide his annoyance as to the American-Russian talks.

Biden to hold weekend call with Ukraine leader after Putin talks

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"Any discussion about Ukraine must involve Ukraine, first of all. And talk about security in Europe, can not be done without the consultation but also without the participation of Europeans." said Josep Borrell.

While thousands of Russian soldiers gather on the Ukrainian border, Josep Borrel received a favorable welcome from the country's government. It is indeed the first visit of the head of the European diplomacy in the Donbass region since 2014.

little hope on the outcome of the

negotiations according to the observers, this visit is important to recall the place of the But they have little hope about the outcome of the negotiations in Geneva.

_'rien will not come out of these discussions. "_ESTIME Cyrille Bret, a member of the Jacques Delors Institute." These discussions are not devoted to Europe, they are not devoted to Ukraine, they are devoted to Internal policy issues. They are there for Vladimir Putin to remind the Russian people that Russia is always a great power. "

Next week, NATO will host high Russian officials with the aim of defusing the situation. For its part, Moscow will have the discussions. This Thursday with Ukraine, Germany and France as part of the Normandy format.

Ukraine conflict with Russia: US obviously consider emergency gas supplies to Europe .
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