Ukraine’s president has spoken to the president of the European Council to discuss the security situation in Ukraine

2022-05-18 0 By

Kyiv, February 13 (Xinhua)Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with President of the European Council Michel on July 13 to discuss the security situation in Ukraine and other issues.During the call, Zelensky stressed the importance of diplomatic efforts by all parties to restart peace and stability.Zelensky briefed Michel on the security situation in Ukraine and measures taken by relevant parties to ease regional tensions under the existing negotiation model, especially the “Normandy model,” and stressed the importance of diplomatic efforts by all parties to restart peace and stability, according to a statement released on the website of the Ukrainian presidency on the same day.He said Ukraine supports resolving the conflict through political and diplomatic means, but will not succumb to provocative acts.The Ukrainian side is aware of the risks it faces and is ready to deal with all possible situations.Zelensky stressed that Ukraine will not change its process of joining the European Integration, and the EU should clarify Ukraine’s prospects of joining the EU.Michel said the EU firmly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and its “Euro-Atlantic Vision” plan.After the call, Michel reportedly said on social media that he and Zelensky had coordinated their positions on the latest situation in Ukraine.Mr Michel expressed solidarity with Ukraine and said the EU would respond with solidarity and firmness if Russia launched “any further military incursions”.Recently, russia-Ukraine relations have been tense, with both sides deploying a large number of military personnel and weapons in the border area.The United States, Ukraine and NATO say Russia is massing troops near Ukraine’s eastern border in what they call an “invasion.”Russia denies this, saying NATO activities threaten its borders and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.(Participating reporter: Li Jizhi)