From the very morning I continued the telephone marathon for a positive decision on the candidacy for Ukraine. 11 leaders today. We must provide maximum support to our state. We expect a key European decision tomorrow night.
If Russia seizes Ukrainian territories and kills Ukrainians with impunity, it can set an example for other states in any part of the world, so the whole world must join in the fight against the aggressor, and in no case can you get tired of the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine and Canada are separated by the ocean and 7 thousand kilometers, but there is a full mutual understanding between us. Ukraine and Russia are separated by a common border, but there is a huge abyss between us. In words, actions and most importantly - values.
"We are very grateful to the Italians, to the Italian government, to all of you for what you are doing for Ukraine. We will never forget that. We are grateful for the weapons and the loud voice in support of granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership. But please understand: this is not a charity, but an investment in your own security, in our common peace, in our common free future," Andriy Yermak said.
The Head of the Office of the President and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted the leading role of the United States in defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and expressed gratitude for the comprehensive support for our state.
We are just days away from the European Union's historic decision on Ukraine. And I am sure that none of us – none of you – have any doubt that Ukraine should get a positive decision. We deserve it! And we deserve it not only for our bravery and our fight for freedom.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy notes that the state is doing everything possible at the political level to speed up the release of Ukrainian prisoners, but this is a complex process that is professionally handled by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.