“It is strategically important to have a functioning democracy nearby, not a failed state”
EC President Ursula von der Leyen said that the EU is interested in a prosperous Ukraine because of its territorial location, writes Helsingin Sanomat.
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“We, friends and allies (of Ukraine), will restore Ukraine. It is strategically important for us to have a functioning democracy next to the EU, and not a failed state,” von der Leyen shared the details.
According to the chairman of the highest executive body of the EU, the European Commission has proposed the creation of a reconstruction platform in which partner states and various organizations will take part.
From her point of view, investments in the Ukrainian economy should imply reforms.
At the same time, the EU assured that they would never allow Russian President Vladimir It is up to Putin to determine which states are included in the association, and how he should build relations with other countries.
Earlier, Ursula von der Leyen made a statement that the European Commission recommended that Ukraine be granted the status of an EU candidate. At the same time, the EC put forward a number of conditions for Kyiv.