EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and EU Foreign Affairs Ministers have agreed to continue supporting Ukraine and the Eastern Partnership countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The head of European diplomacy said this during a briefing.
“Our message to them is clear: We will keep helping them in these challenging times. We will give clear support to President Zelensky of Ukraine. He had been making bold steps in reforms and conflict resolution with a significant progress on reforms, but there are still many obstacles, these efforts have to continue,” Borrell stated.
The diplomat also reminded that the EU does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy expressed hope that the June Eastern Partnership Summit would be held in order to develop mechanisms of supporting economies affected by the coronavirus.
As we reported earlier, on April 22, the European Commission announced its decision to provide Ukraine with 1 billion 200 million euros in order to support it during the COVID-19 pandemic.