HR/VP Josep Borrell joint press conference with Canadian MFA Mélanie Joly, 20 on January 2022.
And this was the main discussion point today. How not the visit to the canadian foreign minister has taken place in the context of intense diplomatic activities in the european union across the atlantic and in ukraine. We share the deep concern about the provocations that russia military building up on the ukrainian border and we call our support to ukraine, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We reiterate our code on russia to de-escalate the situations. We equally reject russia's attempts to undermine the fundamental principles of the european security and to try to redefine the security arrangement and to restore old-fashioned and outdated spheres of influence in you and finally, allow me melanie to reinsist on our mutual commitment to develop and strengthen the partnership between the european union and canada even further in order to face jointly the world challenges and about uh president macron was there, and I think that it's also an important statement.
But it's part of what we have been saying since the beginning that the europeans have to be presenting their view on this issue that nothing can be agreed about. European security or the security neural without the participation of europeans and president macron didn't say that europeans were going to present their own proposals to the russians said that, together with the allies, the europeans have to have in mind what do they understand as a security order in europe, and on that I completely agree with president macron.