The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made an address on the occasion of the Day of Dignity and Freedom.
In his speech, he expressed his confidence that his country’s status as a candidate for EU membership and the upcoming negotiations will certainly lead to Ukraine’s EU membership.
“Today is a public holiday established in honor of the beginning of two revolutions – the Revolution of 2004 and the Revolution of Dignity 10 years ago. 10 years ago Ukrainians launched their first counter-offensive, against lawlessness, against the attempt to deprive us of our European future, against our enslavement,” Zelensky said.
The President of the European Council Charles Michel arrived on an unexpected visit to Kyiv. This comes on top of the 10th anniversary of the Maidan protests. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is also in the Ukrainian capital.