Mario Draghi, Vladimir Zelensky, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz
Ukraine, Draghi: “Italy supports EU candidates”
“Italy wants Ukraine in the European Union, and it wants it to have candidate status and will support this position in the next European Council. President Zelensky understands that the path from candidate to member is a path, not a point,” which will have to see profound reforms of Ukrainian society “. This was stated by the Prime Minister, Mario DRAGHI, during the press point at the end of the meeting in Kiev with the Ukrainian President Zelensky, together with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the French President Emmanuel Macron. The three European leaders arrived in the Ukrainian capital in the morning on a train that left Poland last night. Before meeting with President Zelensky, they stopped in Irpin, a suburb of Kiev, one of the symbolic places of Russian aggression. With DRAGHI, Macron and Scholz, also the Romanian president Klaus Iohannis. Before the press conference of EU leaders in Kiev, the alarm sirens sounded, as they had sounded for half an hour during the morning
Scholz: in favor of Ukraine and Moldova candidacy to the EU
Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in favor of Ukraine and Moldova’s candidacy for EU membership. He said it in Kiev “Germany is for a favorable decision for Ukraine and this also applies to Moldova”, he said.
Macron: “To Kiev to send a message of unity to Europe”
“I came to send a message of European unity and support for Ukrainians. The next few weeks will be very difficult “, said the French president, Emmanuel Macron, getting off the train that took him from Poland to Kiev, “in a place of war where the massacres were committed”, with the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi and the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz. The French media report it.
Ukrainian war, Scholz in Kiev: “Our commitment will continue”
The visit to Kiev of Mario Draghthe, Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz together “it is important”: “We do not just want to show solidarity, we also want to ensure that the help we give, financial, humanitarian but also in terms of weapons, will continue .. And that we will continue it as long as it is necessary for the Ukrainian struggle for independence”. Thus the German Chancellor Scholz to Bild, on the occasion of the mission to Ukraine together with the French president and the prime minister.
Ukrainian War, Draghi-Scholz and Macron meet Zelensky
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At around 2 pm local time, 3 pm Italian time, the three European leaders and Zelensky they met in Kiev. “The world is on your side,” he said Dragons after the diplomatic summit. “Ukraine must be able to resist and win” the war against the Russian invader, he added Macron“we stand alongside the Ukrainians without ambiguity”.
The Russian army’s “senseless violence” against Irpin, where military structures were completely absent, spoke instead of the German Chancellor. “This speaks volumes about the brutality of the Russian war of aggression, which is only destruction and conquest,” she added.
Ukrainian war, Zelensky: “I appreciate the solidarity of EU leaders today in Kiev”
Ukraine appreciates the solidarity of EU leaders, today in Kiev, with the country and its people. This was stated by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a message posted on its Telegram channel. “French President Emmanuel Macronthe German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis are in Kiev today. We appreciate your solidarity with our country and our people “, he wrote Zelensky. Shortly before, the Ukrainian head of state had emphasized that today is “full of important meetings”.
Zelensky accepted Stoltenberg’s invitation to the Madrid summit
In addition, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky he was invited to participate in the next NATO summit to be held in Madrid from 28 to 30 June. This was announced by Zelensky himself on Twitter, stating that he accepted the invitation from the secretary general of the Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.
Ukrainian War, Stoltenberg: “Unprecedented aid from NATO to Kiev”
“After yesterday’s meeting of defense ministers, a strong message arrived from all NATO allies and that is that we are ready to continue to provide Ukraine with unprecedented support”. The NATO Secretary General said Jens Stoltenbergopening the statements after meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
“We are preparing, he added, al NATO summit in Madrid which will mark a great transformation for our safety. We will make important decisions about how to strengthen our defense in a more dangerous world. And we will grant an aid package for Ukraine. ”
Ukrainian War, Medvedev’s attack on Draghi, Scholz and Macron
Comments from the Vice President of the Russian Security Council were also immediate, Dmitry Medvedevwho treading on the stereotypes more trite on France, Germany and Italy, in a tweet dedicated to the visit to Kiev of Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi, wrote: “Europeans, big eaters of frogs, sausages and spaghetti, like to visit Kiev. To no avail. They promised Ukraine’s EU membership and dated howitzers, get drunk on horilka (Ukrainian vodka, ed), come back home on the train, like a hundred years ago “. “Everything is fine. But (this mission, ed) will not bring Ukraine closer to peace. Time is running out”, concluded the former president and former premier.
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