After a massive cyberattack against the Ukrain heightened fears that Moscow could be preparing to send in troops, The Foreign Ministers of European Union’s warned Russia of a “robust” response to any military action against Ukraine.
As per details, European ministers, Even before Friday’s assault on key Ukrainian government websites, had warned that cyberattacks could precede, or accompany, a military incursion that Russia may be planning after massing 100,000 soldiers on the Ukraine border.
The Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg told reporters at a meeting of the bloc’s top diplomats in the French city of Brest that the standoff with Russia “is serious, more serious than anything we’ve seen in recent years”
Schallenberg said that “Some say the cyberattack could be the prelude for other activities, military activities,”
Ann Linde, The Swedish Foreign Minister said that “This is exactly the kind of thing that we have warned of and that we are afraid of,” adding: “If there are attacks against Ukraine, we will be very harsh and very strong and robust in our response.”
Another European foreign minister, said that “Our conviction is that there is a risk of a Russian intervention in Ukraine and we must be ready to react.” added that when Russia annexed the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in 2014, “it took us weeks to agree on our response — this can’t happen again”,
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