Due to the inability to send one million shells to help


in time , the countries of the Western and Eastern parts of Europe entered the stage of division.

This is reported by


, with reference to interviews with European officials, in particular on the condition of anonymity.

The newspaper notes that European diplomats believe that if Russia does win the war in Ukraine, "Western Europe will not be forgiven for this" and will lose confidence in it, and the entire project of European integration may be in jeopardy.

The categorical position of several Western European countries regarding the search for sources of artillery shells for Ukraine was also evidence of the split.

France insists that all investment must remain within the EU, which has already led to a significant slowdown in military aid.

In turn, Cyprus and Greece are categorically against purchasing shells from Turkey.

Eastern European countries are increasingly seeing in this that "the West does not seem to understand the urgency of the situation," said the interlocutor of the agency.

A European official said that if the Russian Federation wins, his country will no longer buy weapons from France, but instead will develop a defense partnership with the United States, Britain and Ukraine, because they are more reliable allies.

Eastern European countries also have claims against Germany.

Although it is nominally one of the largest donors of military and financial aid to Ukraine, the position of the German authorities regarding the supply of long-range Taurus missiles is causing irritation in the capitals east of Berlin.

There is also a split between the countries of Eastern and Western Europe regarding the search for a new NATO leader.

The majority of its members support Mark Rutte's candidacy, while his lack of communication with Eastern European states prompted the nomination of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that

Ukraine will receive artillery shells from the EU by the end of March


In addition, we previously reported how

the position of the West has changed during the two years of the great war in Ukraine


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