Leaders of four European countries met with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv on Thursday and promised more weapons and a path to EU membership.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised Ukraine six more powerful truck-mounted artillery guns, part of an effort, he said.[to do] Everything so that Ukraine alone can decide its own destiny.
Macron joined German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Johannes in Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and then for a tour of the capital’s war-torn suburbs.
The announcement comes after Germany pledged to provide Ukraine with three medium-range rocket systems and a ڈالر 1 billion US package, including anti-ship missiles, rocket launchers and conventional artillery.
The leaders arrived in the Ukrainian capital at the sound of an air strike siren warning of more Russian missiles. He then visited Erpin, a suburb of Kyiv, where he saw fierce fighting and a number of civilian casualties during Russia’s failed attempt to overthrow Zelensky’s government at the start of the war.
Reacting to the devastation, Schulz commented on the Russian decision to target a town with low military value.
“Innocent civilians have been killed, houses have been destroyed. An entire town has been destroyed without any military infrastructure at all,” said the German leader. Says, which is only for destruction and victory.
“We have to keep in mind everything we decide,” he added.
Italian Prime Minister Draghi said Greater Europe would support Ukraine’s reconstruction efforts.
“They destroyed the nurseries, the playgrounds, and everything will be rebuilt,” he said.
Italy, Germany and France are the three major economic powers of the European Union and their leaders have been criticized for not visiting the Ukrainian capital soon.
All three said they planned to support Ukraine’s pending bid to join the economic bloc. Ukraine’s bid for EU membership has long been considered a threat by Russia.
In 2013, then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych withdrew from the impending economic agreement with the European Union, choosing to enter into an agreement with Russia, sparking Euromedian protests that led to Yanukovych’s ouster and Russia’s ouster. The first attack took place in Ukrainian territory in 2014.
Following a visit to Europe on Thursday, Romania’s Iohannis demanded justice.
“All Russian criminals will be held accountable by the International Criminal Court. [system]He said on Twitter.
The leader, whose country shares a border with Ukraine and has taken in large numbers of refugees since the war began, took an emotional tone.
“There were no words to describe the unimaginable human tragedy and terrible catastrophe,” he said.
Post with wires