The European Parliament confirmed that the EU will accompany Ukraine throughout the process of joining the bloc

Roberta Metsola

The president of the European ParliamentRoberta Metsola, who is again visiting Kyiv, stressed that “Ukraine’s future is as a member of the European Union” and that this body will accompany the country throughout this process.

“Ukraine’s future is as a member of the European Union. We will walk all the way with you, ”said Metsola through her official profile on the social network Twitter.

Metsola accompanied her message with a photo in which she appears fused in an embrace with the president of the Rada (Parliament) of UkraineRuslan Stefanchuk. “Great to see my friend again,” she noted.

Cooperation between the European Parliament and the Ukrainian Parliament will only get stronger”, assured the conservative politician.

Stefanchuk also published photos of the meeting with Metsola on his profile on the same social network, and assured that they had “discussed the path of Ukraine in the EU and the steps to accelerate our integration.”

Community sources told the EFE news agency that, for security reasons, details of their trip cannot be previously announced.

Metsola became on April 1, 2022 the first leader of a European institution to visit Ukraine since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against that country on February 24 of that year. By then, she capped off her visit with a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky.

Since then, the trips of the highest representatives of the institutions of the European Union have been continuous.

The most prominent of them was on February 2, when the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and 15 of her commissioners went to Kyiv to hold a meeting with Zelensky and a large part of the Ukrainian government.

The message they then took to Ukraine was to offer Ukraine further integration with the EU as it progresses on its path to membership.

They also promised more sanctions against Russia for the first anniversary of the war, the tenth package of restrictive measures that were approved on February 24.

On February 3, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, joined Zelensky and von der Leyen in the Ukrainian capital for the first EU-Ukraine summit since the Russian invasion.

So far, according to community sources, the EU has invested 67,000 million euros in Ukraine since the start of the war, taking into account macro-financial aid, military support provided bilaterally by Member States and aid mobilized in favor of Ukrainian refugees. displaced by the conflict.

The EU is currently considering how to quickly provide Ukraine with urgently needed ammunition to continue defending itself against Russian forces while replenishing its stockpiles, a matter that the Union’s defense ministers will discuss at their informal meeting on 7-8 March in Stockholm.