Its president Ukrainian, Volodymyr Zelenskywas invited to participate in “a future Summit” of its “27 member states” The European Unionannounced today (6/2) a representative of its president European Council, Charles Michelwithout giving more details, while imgs speak of his possible arrival in Brussels on Thursday (9/2).
Charles Michel “invited (Volodymyr) Zelenskiy to attend a future (EU) Summit in person. For security reasons, no information will be disclosed,” Barent Leitch, a spokesman for the European leader, wrote on Twitter..
However, European imgs told AFP of a possible visit by Zelensky to Brussels on Thursday, on the occasion of the meeting of the heads of state and government of the 27 EU member states, which earlier the Financial Times had said it was possible.
If confirmed, it will be the Ukrainian president’s first visit to Brussels since the Russian invasion of his country began on February 24, 2022.
Zelensky may speak in person before the MEPs, as according to a img in the European Parliament there is “the possibility of holding an extraordinary session of the plenary on Thursday 9 February in the presence of Volodymyr Zelensky”.
Two other parliamentary imgs confirmed this information, asking not to be named.
The Ukrainian leader has “standing invitation” for Brussels, Charles Michel’s representative was content to declare earlier today.
The Ukrainian presidency has not confirmed this trip to Brussels either, which raises security concerns.
Zelensky went to Washington on December 22 for his first trip abroad since the start of the war. There he met with US President Joe Biden and addressed Congress.
An emergency summit of European leaders is planned for Thursday and Friday in Brussels, to discuss, mainly, the development of the war in Ukraine and the EU’s solidarity with Kyiv.
Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and other high-ranking European representatives met Friday in Kyiv with Zelensky to show their support for Ukraine’s EU accession process.
The country is officially a candidate for membership from June 2022, a painstaking process that requires many reforms that could take years, but which Kyiv hopes to speed up.
Ukraine also receives financial support from the EU, which has already pledged €50 billion, including humanitarian and military aid.
Source: News Beast
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