Borrell: Putin’s declaration of a truce in Ukraine lacks credibility

European Union foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Friday that Russia’s announcement of a unilateral and temporary ceasefire in Ukraine “lacks credibility”, considering that the move implies “hypocrisy”. visit in Morocco. Even this unilateral ceasefire declaration lacks credibility.”

He added: “It was Russia that unleashed this illegal aggression. When the aggressor talks about a ceasefire, I think the answer that comes in mind to all of us are interrogative before tale hypocrisy”.

Similarly, he added, “In the absence of such concrete steps, the unilateral ceasefire appears to be a Russian attempt to buy time to regroup its forces and try to repair its damaged international reputation.”

Borrell called for “concrete steps on the ground”, including “a complete cessation of military attacks”.