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Europe Is Ukraine’s Home - Ukrainian President Zelensky Addresses The EU Parliament

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a historic address to the European Parliament in Brussels. He appeals that Europe is Ukraine's "home" and that the EU should let his country join.

Dr. Cooney Blades
Feb 10, 202314 Shares330 Views
On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a historic address to the European Parliament in Brussels. He appeals that Europe is Ukraine's "home"and that the EU should let his country join.
The speech marked the first time a Ukrainian president has addressed the EU Parliament and was seen as a significant step in Ukraine's efforts to deepen its ties with the European Union. It was Zelensky's first speech in person in Brussels since Russia invaded in a big way last year.

Europe Is Ukraine’s Home According To President Zelensky

Ukraine will join the EU, says Zelenskiy during speech to European parliament

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made his first official visit to the European Union on Tuesday, marking a significant step in Ukraine's efforts to deepen its ties with the EU.
During his visit, President Zelensky held a series of bilateral meetings with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. These meetings were seen as an opportunity for Ukraine to showcase its commitment to reforms and to discuss areas for future cooperation with the EU.
During his speech, Zelensky emphasized the importance of Ukraine's relationship with the EU and called for closer cooperation on issues such as security, energy, and economic reform. He also stressed the need for continued support for Ukraine's territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggressionin the region.
Zelensky told the European Parliament that his country and the EU share the same values and that the “European standard of life” and the “European rules of life” are “when the law rules.” Zelensky said while referencing Ukraine’s aim to join the European Union:
This is our Europe, these are our rules, this is our way of life. And for Ukraine, it’s a way home, a way to its home. I am here in order to defend our people’s way home.- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Zelensky's address was well received by EU lawmakers, who praised his commitment to reforms and his efforts to bring peace to the region. Many also praised his strong stance on Russian aggression and his call for continued EU support for Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Additionally, President Zelensky delivered a historic address to the European Parliament in Brussels, emphasizing the importance of Ukraine's relationship with the EU and calling for closer cooperation on issues such as security, energy, and economic reform. He also stressed the need for continued support for Ukraine's territorial integrity in the face of Russian aggression in the region.
Roberta Metsola, the president of the European Parliament, introduced Zelensky before he spoke. She said:
We have your back. Freedom will prevail. Ukraine is Europe and your nation’s future is in the European Union.- Roberta Metsola
Zelensky also said on Thursday that he would have several bilateral meetings in Brussels to talk about giving fighter jets to Ukraine and that the talks he has had so far in the Belgian capital have been "very concrete and very precise."
The positive response to President Zelensky's visit and speech highlights the strong support for Ukraine in the EU and the commitment to continued cooperation and partnership in the years to come. The visit also demonstrates Ukraine's commitment to European integration and its determination to pursue reforms in order to strengthen its relationship with the EU.
Overall, President Zelensky's visit to the EU was a major step forward for Ukraine's efforts to deepen its ties with the European Union and to further integrate into the European family of nations.
Zelensky started and ended his speech with the words “Slava Ukraini” (Glory to Ukraine). He thanked the European Parliament and Europeans for helping his country in "this historic battle" against Russia.
He also said that the Ukrainians and Europe are protecting Europe from the force that is most against Europe in the modern world. Zelensky talked about how important European values are and said that Ukraine's path toward Europe is "our people's way home."

Conclusion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to the European Union was a significant event in the efforts of Ukraine to deepen its ties with the EU. During his visit, President Zelensky held bilateral meetings with European leaders and delivered a historic address to the European Parliament, he asks the EU to let Ukraine join, saying that Europe is Ukraine's "home."
The positive response to the visit and speech highlights the strong support for Ukraine in the EU and the commitment to continued cooperation and partnership in the future. The visit demonstrates Ukraine's commitment to European integration and its determination to pursue reforms to strengthen its relationship with the EU.
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