The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, thanked the leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday for their "unwavering support" for his country, and called for more weapons to resist the Russian offensive against his territory, which began almost a year ago. .
"I personally thank you for this unwavering support for my country (...) You cannot think of a free Europe without Ukraine”, said the Ukrainian president when participating in a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.
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In his message to the EU leaders, Zelensky reiterated his call to speed up arms delivery and add fighter planes and long-range missiles to military assistance packages.
“I want to thank you for (...) understanding how much we need. The possibilities that we need artillery guns, ammunition, modern tanks, long-range missiles and modern fighter planes”, said the president.
“We must go faster than our aggressor." asked.
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The manager also thanked "To the European nations for understanding that our brave soldiers will fight the terror of Russia with your support."
The meeting of Zelensky with the leaders of the EU was carried out under strict security regulations, to the point that all the participants had to leave their cell phones outside the room, but the Ukrainian president's speech was broadcast live.
Shortly before the meeting, the leaders of the 27 member countries of the EU and the top leaders of the European institutions posed for a photograph with Zelensky within the European Council.
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Zelensky he was received like a hero, with standing ovations and cheers, at the headquarters of the European Parliament, where he delivered a speech before an extraordinary plenary session.