Ukraine has praised the courageous three (3) European leaders who have made a long, hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv in a show of support as the city is under further Russian attacks.
On Tuesday evening, the prime minister of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a curfew began in Kyiv.
Afterwards, the Czech leader said to Ukrainians that they were “not alone.” The group was the first Western leader to travel to Ukraine since Russia invaded.
Meanwhile, Petr Fiala has tweeted, “We admire your brave fight. We know that you’re also fighting for our lives. You’re not alone, our nations stand by your side.”
Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki said that Europe would never be the same if it lost Ukraine. Instead, he wrote, it would be a “defeated, humiliated and pathetic version of its former self.”
As per the information, the nation’s President is quoted as telling the group, “Your visit is a powerful expression of support for Ukraine.”
The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, tweeted that “devastating” sanctions against Russia had been discussed, including the “recognition of Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.”
As the meeting took place, loud explosions could also be heard across Kyiv from fighting on the capital’s western edge.
The European Union said the politicians were not carrying any particular mandate, but that leaders in Brussels were aware of the trip, as it was mentioned during an informal EU summit in Versailles, France, last week.
Poland’s deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz admitted the trip was risky but said it was “worth taking for the sake of values.” He said they had told the Russians the visit was taking place.
As per the reports, the leader planned to travel by train because Russia could have captured flying by Polish military jet as dangerously provocative. It was not immediately clear when their train would make the return trip to Warsaw.
Moreover, President Zelenskyy has repeatedly called on NATO to impose a no-fly zone over his nation’s airspace, but NATO has refused.
Zelenskyy added Ukrainians now understood they could not join NATO. “We have heard for years that the doors were open, but we also heard that we could not join. It is a truth, and it must be recognised. I am glad that our people are beginning to understand this and rely on themselves and our partners who help us.”