High expectations in kyiv for the arrival of Scholz

(MENAFN) President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview broadcast by German media on Tuesday that German leaders should pay the economic cost of severing ties with Russia and help Ukraine regardless of Moscow’s reaction.

The Ukrainian president spoke to ZDF television ahead of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Kyiv later this month, which he is expected to make alongside the French and Italian presidents. Scholz was pressured by Zelensky to express unequivocal support for kyiv’s aspirations to join the European Union.

The Ukrainian leader said: “I expect him to personally support us and say that he is convinced that Ukraine can join the EU and that it will be granted candidate status as early as June.”


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