The EU supports Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s ten-point peace formula, which includes Ukraine restoring control over all of its territory, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said during his visit to Kyiv on Jan. 19.
“We will continue our joint work so that the rest of the world mobilizes, supports you, and together we move towards peace and stability,” Michel said during a press briefing.
Michel also recalled the EU decision to allocate EUR 18 billion ($19.5 billion) in macro-financial assistance to Kyiv in 2023, and said that since the start of a full-scale war the EU “choose the path of mobilizing maximum aid” to Ukraine.
“Recently Ukraine has been receiving heavy weapons, air defense, and I think we need to keep going in this direction, because, potentially, the next few weeks will be decisive and crucial in this war,” the official added.
He stressed that the EU intends to work closely with Ukraine in order to move forward with Ukraine's integration into the bloc.
At the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia on Nov. 15, 2022, Zelenskyy proposed a 10-point plan for achieving a lasting peace, which included restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, respect for the UN Charter, compensation for all the damage caused by the Russian war, punishment for all war crimes, and security guarantees for the country’s future.
An international summit on the peace formula initiated by Ukraine will be held at UN headquarters in New York on Feb. 24, 2023, according to Ukraine’s Ambassador to Turkey, Vasily Bodnar.