Durante todo este tempo ouvimos repetidas vezes da boca da senhora Von Der Leyen, cuja função deveria ser a gerir a comissão e não de fazer declarações de orientação política, a apelo aos valores partilhados entre a UE e a Ucrânia. Nunca, no entanto, foram especificados quais são esses valores.

Oksana Pokalchuk, head of Amnesty International in Ukraine presented her resignation (…) after “representatives of the Ukrainian office [doing] everything they could to prevent this [report] from being made public”. In her defence for trying to silence the organisation she claims to be so proud of she has worked with, Pokalchuk states that those who have “not felt this pain” of living in a country “invaders are tearing to pieces”, “don’t understand what it’s like to condemn an ​​army of defenders”. The argument of Mrs Pokalchuck is that the eventual war crimes of committed by the Ukrainian army should not be investigated.

But even before this last hype, on November 11th, the Press Secretary of the Ukrainian president came forward to state that the presidency of Ukraine has no exact information on the number of Russian troops that might be, so gave notice the Russian version of the Deutsche Welle. The government official goes as far as to state that “[it] remains an open question why the American media disseminate such information, whether it is true.”