HR/VP remarks on Security Situation of Europe at the European Parliament Plenary Session, 9 March 2022
2 / A la Was, not to think, Evaluated Putin,. He thought that Ukraine was weak and servile and he found a country strong and resistant. Therefore, the first thing we have to do is cut the umbilical cord that unites our economy with the russian economy and cut off the flow that allows it to accumulate reserves with which to finance the war.
What we have done against commit 19 what what we have to do in favor of ukraine has to be a mobilization of the spirits, the activities of individual attitudes in a collective commitment to face a task that, without a doubt, historical. It is time that systematically constantly constantly with the value has been a crusade. Politics Europeans reduce their dependence on Russian gas, because the defense of liberal values, will not be done.
If there is no willing political commitment from citizens s to pay a price, for it will be a pure chimera, they will be theoretical and rhetorical statements if we are not willing to act more united and coordinated and to pay the price that any structural transformation inevitably has,, such as that represented by changing the energy mix of the whole of a continent. This confrontation it will last it will be like the hobbit. It will not disappear one day.
It will remain and leave its mark in history that we will dedicate more strength, more capacity, more political will, more commitment to having capacities that increase our security and our defense that we have organized Europe as a French-style, garden,, regulated, governed by laws and regulations,, but outside, the jungle grows,. And if we don't want the jungle to invade our garden,, we have to invest not only in caring for it,, but also in defending it.