Defense ministers visit "Europe’s eyes in space" with an eye on Ukraine and the Sahel

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The defense ministers of the 27 have wanted to exhibit the superiority of the Union in Space with a meeting in the Satellite Center. It is a reserved place within the Torrejón Air Base from where all the satellites that the European Union has deployed in space are controlled. “The eyes of Europe”, as defined by the High Representative of the Union, Josep Borrell, who chaired this meeting.

Currently, 85% of the satellites deployed in space are European. This supposes an autonomy of the EU, as well as an advantage at the level of aerial intelligence with respect to other countries. As Borrell has reported, every year the activity of this satellite center increases, and in 2023 they believe that they will broadcast 5,000 reports, many of them with images obtained in just 24 hours. “Need know what’s upespecially when there is a war,” Borrell acknowledged.

Because the Russian invasion of Ukraine has conditioned the entire foreign policy of the European Union and the entire world, divided into two blocs. That is why continuing to support Zelensky will focus the informal inter-ministerial meetings that the ministers of Defense and Foreign They will have the days 30 and 31 of August in Toledo.

Already this Tuesday in Torrejón the subject on which part of the conversations have focused has been Ukraine. “The whole of the EU is supporting Ukraine and we will continue to do so, because by supporting Ukraine we are supporting the values ​​of peace, freedom and democracy”, said the Spanish Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, after the meeting of the Satcen Board of Directors, where they were present 18 ministers of the 27 of the Union.

This European center based in Spain serves to provide information to the entire European Union, as well as to the countries that request help from the corporation. “Thanks to this we have a precise vision of what is happening in ukraine we can keep our knowledge of what is happening in the South, the Mediterranean and Africa up to date, especially in the Sahel, the Gulf of Guinea or the Indian Ocean, and respond quickly and effectively to critical situations, such as the need to evacuate European citizens from conflict zones, as has happened recently in Sudan and Niger“, has described the minister.

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