Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal discussed Ukraine’s European integration and post-war reconstruction with Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania Edi Rama and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazović in Kyiv.
The relevant statement was made by the Government portalreports a correspondent of Ukrinform.
“We welcome the support for granting our country candidate status for EU membership. Most Ukrainians today support European integration. For us, this is an important moral support in the fight against large-scale Russian aggression. It is important that the hopes and aspirations of the Ukrainian people, who are courageously fighting against the Russian invaders, are justified,” Shmyhal said.
Shmyhal thanked Albania and Montenegro for their unequivocal support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, for the support of the Ukrainian people in the struggle for democracy in the war launched by Russia.
According to Shmyhal, the European perspective is as important for Ukraine as arms, sanctions against the aggressor and financial support.
“We are not only defending our country, but we are defending European borders and democracy,” Shmyhal added.
The Prime Minister of Montenegro noted that this visit is a political and moral necessity to be with the Ukrainians at this time and to thank them for all that they are doing not only to defend Ukraine, but also to defend the whole of Europe. Abazović stressed that Ukraine can count on the support of Montenegro and North Macedonia on the issue of European integration.
Edi Rama stressed that Albania also supports Ukraine’s candidacy for the European Union and seeks to join the future reconstruction, including the city of Irpin. In addition, the Albanian Prime Minister expressed his readiness to assist in the rehabilitation of war-affected Ukrainians.
Photo: Government Portal