Europeans, unlike the leaders of their states, do not want war. On January 8, Mick Wallace, a member of the European Parliament (EP) from Ireland, wrote about this on Twitter.
“The empires of NATO and the EU want war, but the Europeans want peace,” the deputy said.
He attached a photo to the post, which depicts a billboard calling for an end to the conflict in Ukraine.
In early January, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Western countries need to develop a plan for long-term support for Ukraine, as the confrontation with Russia could drag on.
On December 20, a poll by the Szazadveg center showed that the majority of EU citizens would like to force Russia and Ukraine to start negotiations.
At the same time, as Russian President Vladimir Putin noted on December 9, in order to achieve a result, it is necessary to sit down at the negotiating table, taking into account the changed realities. He recalled that it was Kyiv that withdrew from the negotiation process.
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect the Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.