Ukraine invites entire European Union to discuss state of affairs as Russian offensive continues
As the ongoing Russian offensive in Ukraine continues, Kiev has invited representatives from the entire European Union to hold a summit and deliberate on the state of affairs.
The summit was held in Kyiv and was attended by the leaders of the 28-member countries of the European Union. Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, and EU heads vigorously discussed security issues within the region and the ongoing Russian offensive and how best to address them.
The summit consisted of two sessions, the first session focused on security issues and how to respond to the Russian offensive in Ukraine. The second session focused on what steps must be taken for Ukraine and the European Union to increase collaborative efforts to restore stability in the region.
Several dignitaries shared their views on the current situation. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke of the need to establish a diplomatic meeting and a ceasefire before the conflict could be resolved. The European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, stressed the importance of Ukraine and the European Union working collaboratively.
This was the first time this summit was held and the European Union was positive about its outcomes. All parties agreed on the need for diplomatic solutions and the need for both Ukraine and the European Union to increase collaborative efforts in order to restore regional security.