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The Ukrainian leader in Brussels: 'Kiev will win and be in the EU'


Then to the EU Council. A bilateral agreement with Meloni is expected. Metsola: "Providing Kiev with fighters to win" (ANSA)

The Moldova case


"We intercepted Russia's plans to destroy Moldova, to break Moldovan democracy and establish control over the country: as soon as we intercepted it, I warned President Maia Sandu and I'm sure you would have done the same".

This was revealed by Zelensky speaking at the European Council.

"We don't know if Moscow had given the go-ahead to execute that plan, which was very similar to the one put in place for Ukraine," he added.

Speech in the European Parliament


Zelensky's day began in the European Parliament, where the Ukrainian leader was greeted with applause.

"Europe means freedom, this is our way of life and this is the home of Ukraine," he said.

Zelensky then moved on to the Europa Building, where the European Council is taking place.

Waiting for him at the entrance was the President of the EU Council Charles Michel.

A bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is expected on the sidelines of the summit.

Zelensky arrived at the European Council

"Today at the European Council I will be able to thank everyone for their contribution to something that seemed impossible. Europe is freeing itself from its dependence on Russian fossil energy, it is defending itself from the infiltration of Russian agents. For the first time, the EU has sent massive aid military and is positively evaluating our reforms.

Ukraine will win and become a member of the EU

," Zelensky said.

"The fate of Europe has never depended on the politicians, but on each of us", added Zelensky, addressing the European citizens directly and thanking "every village" for the support given to Ukraine. 

 "A historic day for Europe"

, wrote the president of the

Eurochamber Roberta Metsola

on Twitter .

"We know the sacrifice that your people have endured for Europe and we must honor it not only with words but also with deeds", said the president of the Eurochamber as she opened the plenary session.

"With funds for your people, with help rebuilding and training your troops. With military equipment and defense systems. And, now, states must quickly consider, as a next step, providing long-range systems and the jets needed to protect the freedom too many have taken for granted,” Metsola added.

While the president of the European Council,

Charles Michel

welcomed the Ukrainian president, together with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, saying

"welcome home, welcome to the EU"


French President Emmanuel Macron and Zelensky arrived together from Paris at the summit of EU heads of state and government in Brussels.

Meloni criticizes

Macron's invitation to Zelensky in Paris: "

It was inopportune. Our strength must be unity"

ANSA Agency

Meloni criticizes Macron: 'Inappropriate on Zelensky' - Politics

Macron, 'Meloni?

With Berlin we have a particular role' (ANSA)

ANSA Agency

Flexibility and migrants, Meloni's knots at the EU - World summit

Reservations on Macron's 'protagonism' for Zelensky's invitation (ANSA)

Source: ansa

All news articles on 2023-02-09

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