While the world is glued to the latest developments in the Ukraine war, another conflict has been brewing that few are aware of. This conflict is taking place in the skies, as countries around the world vie for dominance in the fighter jet market. In a recent press conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented an offer to EU leaders: provide Ukraine with a fighter jet, and Ukraine will stop its aggression against neighboring countries. This offer comes as a surprise to many, as Ukraine has been at war with Russia for over two years now. However, if the EU were to provide Kiev with a fighter jet, it would be a major step in resolving the ongoing conflict. For more information on this story, visit our website or follow us on social media for updates.
On his second trip abroad since the war began, the leader of Ukraine has requested that EU leaders provide fighter jets and weapons for the conflict with Russia.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made multiple attempts to broker peace talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On his second trip abroad since the war began, Zelensky has requested that EU leaders provide fighter jets and weapons for the conflict with Russia.
Zelensky’s offer comes in response to Russia’s recent deployment of more than a hundred thousand troops along Ukraine’s border. While there is no guarantee that EU countries will agree to provide arms, it is an important step in efforts to deescalate the conflict.
A standing ovation preceded him at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Zelensky presented his proposal to the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday morning. He proposed that Ukraine provide a jet fighter to the EU in exchange for technical support and help with reforms. The jet fighter would be used to patrol the bloc’s borders and help keep refugees and migrants out. Zelensky’s proposal was met with a standing ovation from lawmakers.
Zelensky has made fighting corruption one of his top priorities since he took office last month. Speaking at the parliament, he said that if he is elected president, he will create an anticorruption agency modeled after the FBI. If successful, this would be the first time in Ukrainian history that an anticorruption agency has been created from scratch.
The vote for president is scheduled for May 25th, and Zelensky currently leads in polls
He stated to MEPs, “Ukraine is going to be a member of the European Union.”
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made a statement to the European Parliament today, stating that Ukraine is going to be a member of the European Union. In his speech, Poroshenko outlined his proposal for a $3 billion investment fund for Ukraine, with the aim of helping the country’s economy transition into the 21st century. He also proposed creating a 700-mile trade corridor between Ukraine and Europe, as well as providing €1 billion in grants and loans to small businesses in Ukraine.
Poroshenko’s announcement comes just days after he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. During their meeting, Merkel said that she was “open to the idea” ofUkraine joining the EU. However, Merkel added that any decision on Kiev’s membership would have to be made jointly by the EU and Ukrainian governments.
This news comes as a major victory for Kiev following months of tense negotiations with Brussels over whether or not Ukraine should remain an EU member. Earlier this year, several members of the European Parliament voted against granting Kiev membership in what was seen as a setback for Poroshenko’s efforts to secure EU support during the conflict in eastern Ukraine. But today’s announcement marks a major turnaround for Kiev, showing that it is still committed to remaining part of Europe even after years of conflict
According to Mr. Zelensky, Germany and France could “change the game” in the war.
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Germany and France could “change the game” in the war against Russia by providing Kiev with 50 fighter jets.
Zelensky made the appeal during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin on Tuesday. The leaders said they would examine Zelensky’s proposal.
Kiev has been seeking help from its European allies to bolster its faltering military campaign against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have accused Moscow of using heavy artillery and air power to support the rebels, who have been fighting since 2014.