President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke at the joint press conference held after meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union (EU) Commission, who came to the capital Kiev for the 9 May Europe Day celebrations.
Pointing out that Ukraine demonstrates the effectiveness of defense against Russian aggression every day, Zelenskiy said, “Every terror missile dropped, every success of our soldiers in repelling Russian attacks is proof that we can defeat the aggressor.” said.
Zelenskiy said that Ukraine’s combat capabilities are commensurate with Russia’s capabilities. he said.
Noting that it is time to remove the artificial political uncertainty in Ukraine-EU relations, Zelenskiy said, “It is time to take a positive decision on the start of negotiations on Ukraine’s EU membership.” used the phrase.
Zelenskiy said that in the meeting with von der Leyen, they discussed the restrictions imposed by the EU on the export of Ukrainian agricultural products, and that any restriction on his country’s exports is unacceptable because it will strengthen Russia’s capabilities.
“We propose to set up a consultation group to monitor relevant issues and avoid making any trade-related decisions without consulting Ukraine,” Zelenskiy said. said.
Expressing that he expects strong decisions from the EU and the removal of all trade restrictions as soon as possible, Zelenskiy added that the meeting with von der Leyen showed that there is political will for the removal of trade restrictions.