President Volodymyr Zelenskyi is currently visiting Brussels. De has already finished his speech in the European Parliament.
In the hall of the European Parliament, Zelenskyi was greeted with long applause.
Before the speech, the national anthem of Ukraine was played in the European Parliament, where Volodymyr Zelenskyi is already present, he was met by the head of the European Parliament, Roberta Metzola, who expressed her support for Ukraine and thanked her for the "struggle for Europe".
The main statements of the president:
For Ukraine, the way to Europe is the way home.
The total war unleashed by Russia is not only for territory in one or another part of Europe - its threat lies only in the fact that there is a dictator with insane stocks of Soviet weapons and weapons from other dictatorships, in particular, from the Iranian regime.
The Russian regime hates all sociality and diversity and consciously invests in xenophobia. He is trying to make part of normality on our continent all that inhumanity that happened in the 1930s and 1940s. But is it forever? A question for all of us. The answer is no.
The Kremlin cares only about wallets, and 140 million citizens - bodies carrying weapons
Step by step and year by year, the Kremlin absolutely cynically destroyed what we see in the dream of our Europe with you. The value of human life was completely destroyed in the Russian Federation, where no one is important to the authorities, except those who are inside the Kremlin walls - their relatives and wallets.
All others for the Kremlin, all 140 million citizens are only bodies capable of carrying weapons to Ukraine, keeping others in submission, or keeping themselves in submission.
Today, we are defending ourselves against the most anti-European force in the modern world and we must defend ourselves... Will it be possible if we do not defeat this anti-European force, which seeks to steal Europe from you and me? No. Only our victory will guarantee all this, each of our common European values, our mandatory victory.
The fate of Europe has never depended on politicians alone. There should be no such illusion now. Each and every one is important. Everyone is strong. Everyone can influence our joint result, our joint victory.
We do not rely on words - we act. We do not pass before the enemy - we stand. We don't waste time - we change and change. Europe will always remain free as long as we take care of our Europe together.
Four requests of the president
It should be noted that, as previously reported by the mass media, the visit of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi to Brussels, in particular, aims at the following goals:
support from allies - acceleration of the supply of weapons to Ukraine before a possible spring offensive of the Russian Federation. The key issue in this is combat aircraft and long-range missiles;
increased sanctions pressure on Russia, introduction of restrictions against the Russian nuclear industry, in particular, Rosatom;
the issue of Ukraine's path to membership in the European Union;
support of the Ukrainian "peace formula" for the formation of a new architecture of global security.
Next is the EU summit
It should be noted that the visit of the head of state in Brussels will not end there. Next, Volodymyr Zelenskyi is expected at the EU summit. During which he is expected to call on partners to provide Ukraine with the necessary military support as soon as possible, including combat aircraft. At the same time, the president has a number of meetings planned in Brussels.
We will remind that the international tour of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi began with his arrival in Britain, where he held a meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, met for the first time with King Charles III and spoke before the parliament of the partner country, and also visited the training ground where train the Ukrainian military.
After that, the head of state went to France, where he held a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.