The meeting took place in the framework of the working visit of the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk to Brussels. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the President of the European Parliament for her personal leadership in supporting Ukraine.

“The European Parliament was the first institution in the European Union to advocate for granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate and has always had a strong voice when it comes to creating an international coalition in support of Ukraine,” he said.

The parties discussed the decision to open negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union by the end of 2023, and also discussed in detail the legislative changes that need to be made in the near future.

In addition, they also touched upon the issue of increasing military assistance to Ukraine, including the approval of a decision to allocate €20 billion within the European Union, and providing financial assistance to Ukraine, including the approval of the €50 billion Ukraine Facility for 2024-2027.

“Europe must demonstrate unity. And we need to maintain this unity. This is our common position, and I am grateful for it,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine concluded.

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