Kuleba praises Scholz for enabling adoption of pro-Ukraine decision at EU summit

Kuleba praises Scholz for enabling adoption of pro-Ukraine decision at EU summit

Ukraine

That’s according to Kuleba’s interview with Bild’s Paul Ronzheimer, Ukrinform reports.

"What German Chancellor Olaf Scholz did at the summit to remove Hungary's veto threat will go down in history as an act of German leadership in Europe’s interests," Kuleba said.

He is convinced that the chancellor won a lot at this meeting, in particular, sincere and well-deserved admiration in the hearts of Ukrainians. At the same time, at the outset of the war, the German leadership was criticized for the reluctance to quickly supply weapons, and later – heavy equipment.

Currently, the situation is changing, and against the background of great fears that the USA may distance itself from Ukraine, Kyiv relies on Berlin.

Kuleba recalled that last May, during the campaign run in Germany for Ukraine's EU candidate status, his calls for Berlin to take the lead in the process remained largely unheeded. Experts and politicians in the German capital said that Germany does not seek to become a leader in this regard.

"I am glad that German political decisions have changed since then. I can only hope that this also marks a broader and irreversible shift in Germany's approach to leading efforts to resolve the most complex issues," the Ukrainian top diplomat said.

This also applies to security assistance, where criticism of Germany has also become weaker, in particular, thanks to the transfer of air defense capabilities. However, Germany is unlikely to deliver the much-sought Taurus long-range missiles, Bild notes.

"We have many reasons to be grateful to Germany, from military aid to financial support, but political clarity on Ukraine's EU membership is probably the best Christmas gift from Berlin. Gray zones are no longer possible in Europe. Either paint the map of Europe in EU colors to guarantee security and prosperity for all Europeans, or Putin will paint it with blood and bring more suffering, instability, and destruction. I am glad that this week we all became safer and more confident," Kuleba concluded.

It should be recalled that this week, the European Council supported the start of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the European Union by 26 votes, despite fears that Hungary would block the move. The fact that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán did not participate in the vote was due to Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, who offered that the head of Hungarian government have a coffee break during the decisive vote. In general, Scholz currently acts as almost the biggest lobbyist for Ukraine's progress on the path to the EU, while simultaneously proposing reform for the bloc itself.

Related articles

Moldovan president in Tirana speaks about importance of Europe's unity before security dangers
President Maia Sandu, along with the leaders of the South-East Europe countries have reiterated the commitment to continue backing Ukraine and promoting the regional cooperation for a safer and stronger Europe, at the Ukraine-South Eastern Europe Summit held in Tirana.
UKRAINE - TWO YEARS OF WAR/The war polarized us, there is empathy and negative attitudes(UBB rector)
The rector of Babeş-Bolyai University (UBB) from Cluj-Napoca, Prof. Dr. Daniel David, told AGERPRES that the war started by Russia in Ukraine, two years ago, polarized the Romanians.
Two exhibitions dedicated to war in Ukraine inaugurated at Chisinau-based museum
The exhibitions titled, War up close, and Fracture. Ukraine, presented by the Embassy of Ukraine in Moldova, were inaugurated at the panoramic hall of the Museum of History of the Chisinau city today.
Ukrainian F-16 photo getting on Russia’s nerves
Yuriy Ihnat, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, noted that the recently published photo of an F-16 fighter jet with Ukrainian Air Force livery made Russians “nervous”.
Russia holding 26% of Ukraine’s territory - Zelensky
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says two years into the full-scale invasion, the country is nothing like it was at its outset as it has grown experienced, closer to Europe, “a bit tired” but “strong”.

Most read

Press Releases

Features

Radev, Erdogan Discuss Bilateral Relations, War in Ukraine and Gaza Conflict
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Antalya and discussed with him bilateral relations, the war in Ukraine and the Gaza conflict, said the Directorate of Communications with the Turkish Presidency. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 3rd Antalya Diplomacy Forum.