Brussels, 8 July 2023 (TDI): EU Commission Vice President and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles, has expressed five key demonstrations of solidarity with Ukraine after 500 days of war.


These gestures of support highlight the unwavering commitment of various stakeholders to stand with Ukraine in its time of need.

First and foremost, Fontelles emphasized the solidarity of the European Union and its member states with the Ukrainian people.

Throughout the conflict, the EU has consistently shown its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future.

In addition to the EU’s support, Fontelles underscored the unity among EU member states. Despite their diverse interests and backgrounds, EU member states have demonstrated a collective commitment to upholding international law and preserving the principles of peace and stability.

Fontelles further highlighted the importance of transatlantic partnerships in demonstrating solidarity with Ukraine.

The cooperation between the EU and its transatlantic allies, particularly the United States, has played a crucial role in supporting Ukraine and addressing the consequences of Russia’s war.

Moreover, Fontelles emphasized the need for global solidarity to face the consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The impact of the conflict extends beyond regional boundaries, affecting the international community as a whole.

He also noted that by rallying together and standing in solidarity, the world could collectively address the humanitarian, security, and geopolitical challenges resulting from the ongoing conflict.

Lastly, Fontelles stressed the significance of multilateral efforts in defending the principles enshrined in the UN Charter.

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Upholding the UN Charter’s values of peace, justice, and respect for human rights is crucial in resolving conflicts and maintaining global stability.

By advocating for multilateralism, Fontelles aims to foster a united front against aggression and support the rules-based international order.

These gestures of solidarity send a strong message that the EU is united in the face of challenges and is determined to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression.

The EU has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war that began in February 2022.