Coveney says EU most focus on preventing war in Ukraine

The Foreign Affairs Minister says the EU must focus on preventing war in Ukraine, not preparing for its response.

Simon Coveney is in Brussels’ today, to discuss moves that could de-escalate tension in Eastern Europe.

The US Government has advised its citizens in Moscow to have an evacuation plan, as it warns Russia is preparing for a “full scale assault.”

Minister Coveney explains the EU’s aims.

“I think the main focus needs to be on preventing war rather than how we respond to it.

“The approach from the European Union has been on in two areas, one intensive diplomacy and two ensuring that there’s a very strong deterrent to the invasion of Ukraine and I think that is still a strategy.”


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