15:43 / 22.06.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

PM lends support to Ukraine ahead of European Council meeting

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

Foto: Igor Kralj / Pixsell

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Tuesday spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to express support to Ukraine ahead of the European Union's decision to grant the candidate status to Ukraine.

The European Council will convene on Thursday and Friday in Brussels to discuss the current situation in Europe, EU membership applications from Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia, as well as economic issues.

"Ahead of the meeting of the European Council I spoke on the phone with President Zelenskyy to convey our support to Ukraine in obtaining the status of EU candidate. We grieve the deaths of many innocent victims and we continue providing assistance to Ukraine that is defending its freedom and the values of the whole Europe," the Croatian PM wrote on his Twitter account.

The support to Ukraine's prospective status of candidate for EU membership has already been expressed by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy who together visited Kyiv last week.

While a majority of the EU member-states express the support to the future status of candidate for Ukraine, the Netherlands and Denmark and some other countries seem reserved about those prospects.

The decision on granting candidate status has to be adopted unanimously.

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