European leaders show unwavering support for Ukraine after meeting its president in Kyiv.
Leaders from the European Union were in Kyiv Friday for an important EU-Ukraine Summit. Top officials met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who has sought to expedite the process of Ukraine becoming a member of the EU. While Zelenskyy was promised continuing economic and military aid, there were no guarantees on faster EU membership.
Joining the discussion:
- Klaus Larres is a Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Viktor Olevich is the Lead expert at the Center for Actual Politics, a Moscow-based think tank.
- Anton Fedyashin is a Professor of History at American University.
- Peter Zalmayev is the Director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative.
Air raid alerts sounded in Kyiv and across Ukraine as a summit of European Union and Ukrainian leaders was due to begin in the country's capital https://t.co/pudOCNiVDK
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This is the first time a summit with Ukraine as an official candidate for membership in the EU has taken place. Traditionally, Ukrainian and European Union leaders have met regularly for these summits since the 1990s.https://t.co/VDVWnfUb79
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