EU agrees to Ukraine membership talks: Interesting reactions of world leaders

“The European Union is about to make a terrible mistake"- Viktor Orban said.

by Sead Dedovic
EU agrees to Ukraine membership talks: Interesting reactions of world leaders
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The European Union's decision to initiate accession negotiations with Ukraine sparked positive reactions across the country. In a time of conflict with Russia, Ukrainians are pleased that their country will commence talks with the EU. This potential step holds promise for positive developments in the future. Yet, some people doubt, fearing that these negotiations might prolong over an extended period. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent a clear message:

“History is made by those who don’t get tired of fighting for freedom,” Zelenskyy said, quoted by!

Viktor Orban, Prime Minister of Hungary, known for his bizarre reactions, had to react this time as well. He believes that the EU is making a huge mistake when it comes to Ukraine.

“The European Union is about to make a terrible mistake and they must be stopped — even if 26 of them want to do it, and we are the only ones against it,” Orban said. “This is a mistake, we are destroying the European Union.”


Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar also sent an interesting message;

“Ukraine will not stand without supports and ongoing support from both the European Union and the U.S,” Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said. "Barring that, well then, Putin will win.”

Zelenskyy believes that Europe has the necessary strength.

“Nobody wants Europe to be seen as untrustworthy. Or as unable to take decisions it prepared itself,” he said.

The Ukrainian leader did not forget to mention Vladimir Putin, and emphasized that he wants to see his defeat!

“Don’t give him this first – and only – victory of the year. Europe must win, agreements must be honored.”

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes that this sends a clear message to Vladimir Putin.

“It is important that a clear signal of support be sent here – a signal directed to the courageous citizens of Ukraine, who are defending their country, but a signal also directed to the Russian president," said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. 

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