We must remember that russia is not fighting now to stay in our Mariupol or Crimea, but to be able to come to Tartu or Gdansk if the kremlin wants it, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement to the participants of the meeting of the European Council.
russia’s attempts to prevent Ukraine’s accession to the EU or NATO are not just about our country, they are about much more, about being able to take away from the EU or NATO any nation that is already there, without even asking the will of that nation, but deciding everything for them. This is what the kremlin is used to,” Zelenskyy said.
This war is about deciding what Europe should be like. And it is up to us to decide, not the kremlin, he added.