Landsbergis: “Only strong European action can make Russia change its behaviour”

“The situation in Ukraine is difficult. They clearly need our help. Without our assistance, the war will not go well for the Ukrainians. That could spell certain victorious points for Putin, and we cannot allow that,” Landsbergis said.

“Only strong European action can make Russia change its behaviour,” the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy said.

The meeting focused on cooperation between the EU and African states and the EU-African Union in a complex geopolitical context and the global consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Ministers also discussed how the EU could better apply and adapt EU instruments to strengthen stability in African states and crisis resolution.

In addition, EU foreign ministers explored ways to develop EU-Türkiye relations based on shared interests and to enable mutually beneficial cooperation in foreign and security policy.

Arrival and doorstep by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis at the informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) taking place on 3 February 2024 in Brussels