Ukraine president speaks days before EU to decide on membership offer

(LaPresse) “The future of Europe is bright and free because we are all united to protect it,” said the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message, just days away from the European Union’s decision on whether to offer his country membership.  “I’m sure none of us, none of you have doubts that Ukraine should receive a positive decision.”

He described the brutality of Russia’s invasion: “Russia’s attack on Ukraine brought back to our memory the worst pages in history. Russian bombs are destroying cities, Russian soldiers are killing thousands of civilians, Russia is even carrying out mass deportations of civilians. ” “Even during such a brutal war, Ukraine’s democratic institutions were preserved. Even now we are extending the reach of Europeans’ values,” said Zelenskyy.

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