Moldovan President Maia Sandou said during a visit to Ukraine that her country is “fragile and vulnerable” and needs help to remain “part of the free world”.
Four days after the leaders of the European Union member states decided to accept Ukraine and Moldova as candidate countries for membership in the European bloc, Sandou visited three cities where Ukraine complains that Russian forces committed atrocities in the aftermath of the Russian invasion. February.
“That should not have happened. And, you know, it ‘s heartbreaking to see what we’re seeing here and to hear the stories,” he said from the city of Buca outside Kyiv, calling on anyone found guilty of atrocities to be punished.
Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24, denies targeting civilians and denies allegations that its forces committed atrocities.
Shadow stressed that Moldova, a former Soviet republic of 2.6 million bordering Ukraine, wants to determine its future.
“Moldova is a fragile and vulnerable country,” he said. “Ukraine and Moldova need help. We want this war to end (in Ukraine), this Russian aggression against Ukraine to stop as soon as possible. We want to remain part of the free world.”
Sandou also visited the cities of Borodyanga and Irpin and later had talks with her Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
At a summit in Brussels last week, EU leaders decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova EU membership status. The decision marks the start of a long and complicated EU accession process.
Russia has stressed that the EU decision will have negative consequences.