Ukraine will not allow Russia to try to weaken the security of Poland and Lithuania from the territory of Belarus, the Ukrainian president assured in a speech during the European Union summit.
Ukraine will not allow Russia to try to weaken the security of Poland and Lithuania from the territory of Belarus, the Ukrainian president assured in a video link speech during the European Union summit.
“The security of Ukraine's partners is as important to Ukraine as its own,” stressed Volodymyr Zelensky.
— Ukraine is grateful to Lithuania and Poland, and we will not allow Russia and its terrorist groups to try to destabilize the security of the Lithuanian and Polish nations from the territory of Belarus. For Ukraine, the security of its partners is also its security, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a speech during the European Union summit.
As he pointed out, during the visit to Kyiv of the presidents of Poland and Lithuania – Andrzej Duda and Gitanas Nauseda - the topic of the talks was “the situation on the territory of Belarus and the resulting challenges”. Ukraine takes the position that “any attempt to blackmail Europe” should be “equally assessed by all of Europe,” Zelensky said.
He argued that the more Ukrainian soldiers manage to achieve on the front, “the longer Russia will not pose a threat to Ukraine and all of our Europe.” He assessed that today Russia's “weakness” is visible. “History shows that failed aggression always weaken dictatorships and that's what we're seeing now in Russia, this weakness we need,” he said.
Zelensky thanked the European Union countries for the arms transferred to Ukraine and the adopted sanctions packages. He called for further sanctions, because repeating them – as he explained – would not allow Russia to adapt to the restrictions and try to circumvent them.
Zelensky said that he had provided diplomats of EU countries with data on Russia's use of foreign parts for the production of missiles. He also informed that on July 1 this year, when Spain takes over the presidency of the EU Council, the country's prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, will pay a visit to Ukraine.