The European Union has pledged to stand by Ukraine steadfastly in the face of ongoing Russian attacks. "The EU will support you in every possible way for as long as necessary," promised Council President Charles Michel at the end of an EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv.
The future of Ukraine lies in the European Union, emphasized the Belgian. The EU and Ukraine are one family. "Your destiny is our destiny." The EU will increase the pressure on Russia to end the war.
Air alert at the start of the EU-Ukraine summit
The start of the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv has been overshadowed by a nationwide air alert. According to information from the capital, it was triggered because of the use of Russian warplanes in the airspace over Belarus. From there, rockets are regularly fired in the direction of Ukraine.
In addition to EU Council President Charles Michel, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also attended the meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. Upon his arrival, Michel assured Ukraine of continued support in the war against Russia. "Our determination will not weaken," he said. Ukraine will also be supported in every step it takes towards joining the EU.