Minister Lipavský: EU must prepare for cold war with Russia

Russian imperialism will present a problem for decades to come and the European Union must prepare to wage a cold war against Russia in order to curb its influence, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said on Monday during a panel debate at the Globsec forum in Bratislava.

“Russia is a country that does not know where it begins and where it ends and we must be able to confront it. We need to have appropriate defence capabilities and a solid security framework," Lipavsky said. The Czech foreign minister also debated the security situation with his Slovak and Austrian counterparts, emphasizing the need to continue to help defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.