ISLAMABAD, June 18 (Alliance News): The most powerful leaders in the European Union have welcomed the bid to become a member of the bloc of Ukraine, a powerful sign of support for Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression.
According to foreign media report, the French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Ukraine by train and headed for Arpin, a suburb of Kyiv. Was the center of fierce fighting in the beginning of
Later in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, he was joined by Romanian President Klaus Johannes, who met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, to urge his Western allies to supply more and faster weapons and to promise a European future. Lobbying
“All four of us support Ukraine’s immediate candidacy for accession,” the French president told a joint news conference with his European Union counterpart.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi agreed that the most important purpose of our visit is that Italy wants Ukraine to join the European Union.
“Ukraine belongs to the European family,” said German Chancellor Olaf Schulz.
Volodymyr Zelensky promised that Ukraine was fully prepared to become a member of the European Union, and that the people of Ukraine had already proved themselves worthy of candidacy.
“I have outlined my key needs in the defense sector,” Volodymyr Zelensky said after meeting with visiting leaders.
“Above all, we are expecting a new supply of heavy weapons, modern artillery, anti-aircraft defense systems,” he said.
French President Emmanuel Macron said his country would send six more Cesar self-propelled howitzers (automatic cannons) already installed on Ukraine’s eastern front.
Earlier, during a visit to Arpan, the French president had announced that France has been with Ukraine since day one, and we stand with Ukraine without any ambiguity. He said that Ukraine must resist and win this war.
After a successful but difficult defense of Ukraine’s capital in the early stages of the 113-day war, surrounded by rubble, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi promised that we would rebuild everything.
“Kindergartens have been destroyed, playgrounds have been destroyed, but everything will be rebuilt,” he said.
This is the first time EU leaders have visited Ukraine since Russia’s February 24 attack.