This Friday, the High Representative of the European Union in Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell, has compared Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “What Putin is doing is the same thing that Hitler did when he invaded parts of Czechoslovakia arguing that he had to save the Germans who were there,” he comments on Antena 3.
Borrell criticizes that Putin has “cheatedeveryone when he denied that he was going to invade Ukraine. “He is waging a war of total occupation of a democratic and independent countrygoing back to something we thought we would never see again: the use of war between a powerful country and a weak neighbor”, criticizes the High Representative.
In an interview on France 24, Borrell has not ruled out Russia being excluded from the Swift payment system. “Everything is on the table, nothing has been totally rejected, but we are in a gradual strategy. Yesterday there was not enough consensus to take that measure, but that does not mean that we will not take it later, “he defends.
Several governments have asked that Moscow be excluded from Swift, the main international banking coordination network, to hit Russian trade and make it difficult for them to do business, but countries like Germany, Italy and France they have not wanted to take that step at the moment, just as they have not done United States.
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