Mykhailo Podolyak: The holding of the Ukraine-EU summit on February 3 in Kyiv symbolizes that Russia is already in the past for Europe, and Ukraine is the present and the future
The holding of the Ukraine-EU summit, scheduled for February 3 in Kyiv, clearly symbolizes that Russia is already in the past for Europe, and Ukraine is the European present and future, confident adviser to the head of the President's Office, Mykhailo Podolyak.
"It is very symbolic that the Ukraine-EU summit will take place in Kyiv. With each such specific logistical step, Europe emphasizes that it is with Ukraine from a principled position and will be until the end," Podolyak said on the air of a telethon.
He noted that the EU thereby emphasizes that the "era of Russianness", which, according to him, began in Europe in the second half of the 1990s, ended with the beginning of the war in Ukraine.
"This summit clearly shows that Russia is the past for Europe, and Ukraine is both the present and the future for Europe. And everything will be done to ensure that Ukraine is integrated into Europe as soon as possible: financially, economically, and from the point of view of cross-border cooperation and military solidarity," he said.
Also, according to Podolyak, this is a signal from the EU to Russia that please forget about any opportunities to finalize the war on your own terms.
"If Ukraine needs additional help to win, Europe will definitely do it. And this summit will emphasize that for the EU, Ukraine is a priority direction for the development of Europe in general," - summarized the adviser to the head of the President's Office.