Top European Union Diplomat Says Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Mutiny Was ‘The Monster Acting Against His...

Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, told reporters in Luxembourg that Yevgeny Prigozhin’s mutiny in Russia was “the monster acting against his creator.”

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Yevgeny Prigozhin’s aborted mutiny in Russia was “the monster acting against his creator,” according to Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief. 

“The political system is showing fragilities, and the military power is cracking,” Borrell said to the media in Luxembourg, where he arrived for a meeting with ministers from the EU, according to reports

Group mercenary forces under Prigozhin  initially took control of military headquarters in southern Russia and began moving towards Moscow on Saturday before they switched directions to move back towards eastern Ukraine.

“The most important conclusion is the war against Ukraine launched by Putin and the monster that Putin created with Wagner, the monster is fighting, the monster is acting against his creator.”

Borrell went on to discuss how the “instability” in Russia was dangerous due to its nuclear arsenal, and would be the top subject at the Luxembourg summit, where ministers also voted to increase Ukraine’s military funds by €3.5 billion (£3 billion).

“Certainly it is not a good thing to see that a nuclear power like Russia is going into a phase of political instability,” Borrell stated

Tobias Billström, the Swedish minister, stated that the recent events with Russia have placed the potential membership of Ukraine in the European Union at the forefront of discussion, as a means of ideally giving Ukrainians a sense of peace, freedom, and their land back.

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“We will have a good opportunity to sit down and talk about the future policy with regard to Ukraine, when it comes to EU integration. When it comes to giving both political, military, humanitarian, and financial support to Ukraine, until Ukraine has restored its territorial integrity completely.”

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Overall, the EU foreign ministers were focused on understanding and evaluating the fallout from the mutiny at their recent meeting. 

Annalena Baerbok, the German foreign minister, stated that Putin and his “brutal war of aggression” is destroying his own country as a result. “We are seeing massive cracks in the Russian propaganda. 

Elina Valtonen, Finland’s new foreign minister, emphasized the message of the rest of the ministers and their goal of helping Ukraine and its citizens. 

“It’s too early to tell where this will lead to. But of course, it’s pretty obvious that the events of the weekend will have a continued effect on how Putin is seen internally, but also on how Russia is seen to the outside world.

It is common for authoritarian states that everything seems to be very stable until one day, nothing is stable any more. And I expect such a development for Russia as well,” she stated.