President of Ukraine

Ukraine and its citizens deserved to be in the EU - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

12 March 2022 - 18:33

Ukraine and its citizens deserved to be in the EU - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Promoting Ukraine's membership in the European Union is one of the important means of support for our state by European countries. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with representatives of foreign media in Kyiv.

"We believe we deserved to be in the European Union. We do not need promises. We need concrete support. The best thing the government, its prime minister, can do, if we are not speaking of weapons, but speaking in the context of the EU, which also motivates us, is to say specifically that he or she stands for Ukraine being a member of the EU," the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that it is important for Ukraine to get an answer to this question right now.

"For what reasons, why, when - no one is interested in that. We have a war today, we want to hear the answers to all the questions we ask the world today," he said.

The President also stressed the importance of all EU member states speaking out as regards this issue.

“If the European Union says “yes”, then it is necessary to say “yes” specifically and everyone should say that. Do not balance between the raindrops of diplomacy, because you will be completely under the rain," Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convinced.

The Head of State noted that even in spite of the circumstances in which our state has found itself due to Russia's invasion, not all EU countries agree that Ukraine's accession to the European Union should be considered.

"I believe that Ukraine is a worthy country. And the most important thing is people. Our people have shown that they are brave, strong, European, that they will not leave anyone in trouble, which is important. They proved that they can fight. I think this only strengthens the European Union," said the President.


Meeting of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy with representatives of foreign media

12 March 2022 - 15:38