Bulboaca (Moldova), June 1. The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, traveled this Thursday to Moldova, his neighboring country, to participate in the summit of the European Political Community, in which he received the support of his allies and in which for the second time since the inauguration of this forum, the isolation of Russia was staged.
“Russia is not here not because we don’t want to invite it, but because (President Vladimir) Putin’s Russia has excluded this community by launching this attack and this unjustified war against Ukraine,” the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs said. , Josep Borrell, upon his arrival at the Mimi castle in Bulboaca (Moldova), where the meeting is being held today.
Zelensky, for his part, assured that the war will end only when the Ukrainians win or when Russia leaves the occupied territories.
“When we win, this war will end. Or Russia can stop it earlier. They can leave our territory,” said the Ukrainian president, who also recalled that work is currently underway on the fighter jet coalition.
Ukraine also offers a “coalition” of Patriot anti-aircraft missiles, he noted.
In this sense, the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said that the support that his country has been giving Ukraine regarding “air defense is very important now that there are so many attacks with rockets, planes and missiles from Russia.”
The Ukrainian leader also stated that Ukraine “is ready to become a member of NATO” and is waiting for the Atlantic Alliance to accept the country and offer security guarantees.
“Security guarantees are not only very important for Ukraine, but also for our neighbors, because of Russian aggression in Ukraine and potential (Russian) aggression in other parts of Europe,” he stressed.
“We have always said that for peace after the war there must be guarantees and that Germany will make its contribution. We will have to see what nature they will have specifically. It is something we are talking about and that we have been addressing for a long time now,” he said. Scholz about it.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas was more blunt in stating that “the only guarantee of security” for Ukraine “is NATO.”
At the same time, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stressed on her official Twitter account that “Ukraine has made impressive progress on its path towards the EU”, after having obtained the status of a candidate country last year. .
Moldova also obtained it and its president, Maia Sandu, urged the heads of state and government of the EU to support the entry of that former Soviet republic into the community bloc at the end of the decade.
“In my bilateral meetings I will address issues of Moldova’s accession to the EU. As we have already said, our commitment is to achieve Moldova’s entry into the Union at the end of this decade,” he said.
“We have always supported Moldova as an EU candidate country. The same applies to the Western Balkan countries,” Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar stressed.
The current tension in the north of Kosovo will also focus part of the meeting in Bulboaca, since Borrell will meet with the Serbian president, Aleksandar Vucic, after having done so this Wednesday with the Kosovar prime minister, Albin Kurti.
On the other hand, Scholz, the French president, Emmanuel Macron and the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, will meet with the prime minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinián, and that of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev, to try to promote the peace agreement that they are negotiating Yerevan and Baku. EFE