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#Russia-#Ukraine: "One of the worst my view is that it focused attention of the European member states on the eastern front, lowering the already low level of attention on the south" Deputy Dir General of the EU Military Staff LtGen Giovanni Manione tells #EUDFF22
"It is a tragic effect. It is a huge mistake" per the EU Military Staff's LtGen Manione

"We are keeping resources stick to just in case something happens, forgetting completely that actions should be taken now in another theater"
#Ukraine - "I'm not sure this is the main target of the #Russia|ns" per the EU Military Staff's LtGen Manione

"The main target of the Russian could be having ppl focused on there [Ukraine], forgetting they're [Russia's] actions elsewhere"
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#Russia-#Ukraine: "The real challenge though is not just kinda of gotten ahead of this & mounting a response in the early days" @WHNSC Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer tells #EUDFF22

"The real challenge for all of us is going to be sustaining this over time"
US, EU, @NATO sustaining support for #Ukraine - "I think on some level #Russia is counting on that not being the case & we're going to have to prove them wrong" per @WHNSC's Jon Finer
"You are seeing us, almost on a weekly basis, certainly w/great regularity, finding ways to provide new forms of support [to #Ukraine], support that we think will match the moment that we're in" per @WHNSC's Finer
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#Kaliningrad - "The land border between the 3
#Baltic states & #Russia, #Belarus, which for all intents & purposes a military district of the Russian Federation, & Kaliningrad is 1,635 km..." #Latvia National Security Advisor Jānis Kažociņš tells #EUDFF22
"The land border between the #Baltic states & @NATO is a massive 104km" per #Latvia's Kažociņš

Kažociņš calls it "a massive challenge"
EU currently providing #Ukraine w/long-rage artillery, tanks & #MLRS, per @eu_eeas Amb Charles Fries at #EUDFF22

"We have adapted our offers to the #Ukrainian needs"
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"When Russia invaded the Ukraine, we were already in the midst of hat we probably could have called a world food crisis anyway" @StateDept Special Envoy for Global Food Security Dr. Cary Fowler tells #EUDFF22

"This is built on top of that..."
"When you look at the current acute crisis that we face, you have to say to yourself & you have to get into the mindset that this is a 3-year crisis" per @StateDept's Fowler

"Short term in this situation does equal 3 years..."
As for grain stuck in #Ukraine, "1 alternative to the #BlackSea ports in Ukraine that we're currently looking at is essentially making use of the Black Sea ports in #Romania itself" per @EU_Commission Deputy Director-General for Agriculture Michael Scannell at #EUDFF22
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Hindsight on #Russia-#Ukraine: "We did an enormous amount of diplomacy in advance, trying to give #Putin an off-ramp so he would not have to make this absurd & tragic decision" to go to war in #Ukraine, @DeputySecState Wendy Sherman tells #EUDFF22
Unity in face of #Russia's war in #Ukraine - "I've rarely seen the kind of unity that I've experienced...this sentiment is very much there" @SanninoEU tells #EUDFF22

But "the work that is needed is more intense"
#Russia's Vladimir Putin - "Understand that Putin really in his own words has really said he wants to be 'Peter the Great' of the 21st & 22nd centuries" per @DeputySecState
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