by Edward Steen, Vienna March 3, 2022
In Kiev as the first leader from the EU institutions, EP President Roberta Metsola promised Ukrainian parliamentarians support in their aim of joining the EU. “We know what blood was built to get here and we will not let you down.” she told Ukraine’s parliament.
“This invasion of your country puts Russia in direct confrontation with Europe, the international community, and the rules-based world order. And it is not something that we will let Putin do unchallenged,” Metsola also told the parliament in her address.
She promised that the EU would help to rebuild Ukrainian cities and towns when the war in the country is over. “We will help you rebuild your cities and your towns when this illegal, unprovoked and unnecessary war is over,” she said, promising that “we will take care of the Ukrainian families that have been forced to flee until the day they can safely return to their homes”. Yesterday (02/03/22) she visited Otwock School in the Warsaw region. It is hosting Ukrainian refugees.
- The Economist 31/3/22 asks Why are so many Russian generals dying in Ukraine?