Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis: “Today we stand at an important crossroads – the time has come to test the limits of as long as it takes”
On 11 December in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the situation in Israel and the region, and the Sahel region.
Ahead of the EU ministerial meeting, which is attended by the Ukrainian head of diplomacy, Landsbergis said:
— Today, we will be gathering to discuss Ukraine and test the limits of as long as it takes. We’ve been promising Ukraine for almost two years to support Ukraine and mentioning this phrase. Many of us have asked what it means. Does it mean the Ukrainian victory? Does it mean any other strategic goal? Apparently, as long as it takes is as long as we can agree. And if we cannot, that will have huge repercussions, first of all, in Ukraine, but not just there. I am glad that we will be able to discuss the situation with Eastern partners later today because every country in the Eastern Partnership will be affected by the outcome of the war in Ukraine.
It is one of the more critical crossroads of our conversation about Ukraine, where we must make strategic decisions.