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Zelenskyy talks on phone with European Council President Michel

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 01:36
Zelenskyy talks on phone with European Council President Michel
CHARLES MICHEL AND VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY. PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, has reported that after the end of the Ukraine-Northern Europe summit in Oslo, he had a phone conversation with Charles Michel, President of the European Council.

Source: Zelenskyy on Telegram

Quote: "The day before the European Council summit, we discussed its expected results concerning Ukraine, which must solidify the unwavering support and unity of the European Union.

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They are needed for strengthening Ukraine’s resilience in the conditions of its resistance against Russia’s aggression and on its way towards the EU membership."

Background:

  • In an invitation letter for the EU leaders to the 14-15 December summit, Michel states that the EU must fulfil its commitments concerning Ukraine and continue being its reliable and strong partner.
  • On 13 December Zelenskyy warned: if the EU does not approve the decision about the start of EU accession negotiations with Ukraine, it will mean that it was Putin who imposed the veto.
  • On Wednesday, the European Parliament urged the EU summit to adopt the decision about the start of accession talks with Ukraine and condemned Hungarian PM’s claims about Ukraine’s membership.

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