“Europe must learn to use the language of force… It is the ability to respond to threats, to respond in pursuit of our interests.

This is not just the “soft power” of the legal system, but the use of heavy power, not necessarily military, but heavy,” RIA Novosti quotes him.

Borrell also called on European countries to "take the initiative and build coalitions", look for partners not only among like-minded countries.

On April 9, Josep Borrell called for a military solution to the Ukrainian crisis.

On April 11, he reaffirmed the EU's desire to resolve the Ukrainian crisis "on the battlefield."

In Moscow, Borrell was offered to "come to the battlefield" after his statements.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed the view that Borrell would do well to remember that he is the chief diplomat and not the military leader in the European Union.