“Ukraine belongs to the EU over time”: Ursula von der Aleien

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Euronews in an interview on Sunday that Ukraine “belongs” to the European Union over time and the EU wants the country to be a member. ..

Von de Araien’s comment I came right after Brussels announcement It provides the Ukrainian army with about 500 million euros of deadly weapons and other aid, bans Russian-backed media in the EU, and bans Russian aircraft from EU airspace.

“There is strong solidarity with Ukraine. They share our values ​​and uphold our principles. They want peaceful democracy and Russia is attacking it.” Von der Leyen told a French-based network.

“We have a process with Ukraine. For example, to integrate the Ukrainian market into a single market. For example, we have a very close cooperation on the energy grid.”

“There are so many topics we work with very closely, and in fact, over time, they belong to us. They are one of us and we accept them. I want to, “said Fonde Araien.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky twitter Late Sunday night, he called Von der Leyen and they talked about “concrete decisions on strengthening Ukraine’s defense capabilities, macro-financial support, and Ukraine’s accession to the EU.”

Kyiv-based news agency Interfax-Ukraine report On Saturday, Zelensky put pressure on the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on a solid schedule for the prospect of Ukraine’s accession.

“Eight years ago, the Ukrainians made their choice, many gave their lives for it. Eight years later, that Ukraine should always seek recognition of the European outlook. Is it really possible? “Zelensky said.

“Since 2014, the Russian Union has been convinced that we have taken the wrong path, and that no one in Europe is waiting for us. Europe has always said that this is not true, Shouldn’t the action be justified? It’s not the EU to say today: Do our citizens have a positive attitude towards joining the Ukrainian union? Why avoid this question? Isn’t Ukraine worthy of a direct and honest answer? “Zelensky said.

“This also applies to NATO. The doors are said to be open, but so far no outsiders are allowed in,” the President of Ukraine added.

EU Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s comments believe that Russia has a historic claim to the Eastern European country of Ukraine, which it uses as a reason to partially invade the former Soviet nation. There is no doubt that it will offend Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Some U.S. officials say Russia’s invasion does not appear to be proceeding as planned by the Kremlin, and its military progress is slower than expected, but the situation remains unclear.

Ukrainian authorities recently called on Kyiv residents to make Morotov cocktails and distributed thousands of rifles to locals to protect the country from Moscow-led aggression.

Zelensky said on Facebook on Sunday that after Russia invaded Ukraine, it would begin peace talks with Russia after previously denying Moscow’s proposal for peace talks.

Zelensky called with Putin’s ally President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus and said he had agreed to send a delegation to the Ukrainian-Belarus border “without preconditions”.

“We have agreed that the Ukrainian delegation will meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the border between Ukraine and Belarus near the River Pripyat,” Zelensky said.

But Sunday’s Condel Reien, referring to such peace talks, said putin’s confidence was “completely broken and eroded.”

“Of course, it is important that the Ukrainian side agrees to the peace talks, and that the conditions are good for the Ukrainian side. In general, it is always better to have peace talks than to fight, but trust in President Putin. Has completely collapsed and is eroded, “said Fonde Araien.

Catabella Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She focuses primarily on the United States and covers the news and business of The Epoch Times.