Zelensky said that Ukraine is able to affect stability and security on the European continent
KIEV. June 18. UNN. Ukraine is able to make a contribution to strengthening stability and security on the European continent: to participate in missions of military and security EU projects and initiatives aimed at combating information and hybrid threats, misinformation. This was stated by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in his speech during a conference with leaders of the Eastern partnership, reports UNN.
Thus, the main goals of the Eastern partnership Zelensky called the strengthening of democracy, reform, rule of law, respect for the rights and freedoms of the individual.
“In my opinion, the European Union has not used fully its potential for security on the European continent”, – said the President of Ukraine.
Zelensky reminded that the size of the occupied Ukrainian territory and the number of Ukrainian citizens who were there of equal size and population of some countries of the European Union.
“You know, it is considered that the Eastern partnership is not a tool for conflict resolution. At the same time, we cannot allow external players to further destabilize the region and create new hot spots,” he said.
In his opinion, conflicts in the territories of the partners does not mean that socio-economic and security issues cannot spread to EU countries.
“Ukraine is able to contribute to strengthening stability and security in the region to participate in missions of military and security EU projects and initiatives aimed at combating information and hybrid threats, misinformation, etc,” he said.
Zelensky said that the evidence of this was the granting Ukraine of the status of the partner advanced capabilities of NATO.
Recall that Zelensky at the summit of “Eastern partnership” noted that Ukraine wants full membership in the EU.