Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for the elimination of “gray zones” in Europe that provoke instability.
“After all, if there is even the slightest ‘gray’ geopolitical zone, then claims to dominance in this zone will inevitably arise, and different political forces will try to paint such a ‘gray’ zone in their own political colors,” Zelenskyy said on Tuesday, speaking via video link at the board meeting of the European Commission.
Now, he said, “we are several geopolitical steps away from eliminating such a division, and this is our historic chance – for all of Europe – to eliminate that lack of geopolitical certainty, that source of crises and problems.”
“The EU, conceived as a continental project, as a guarantor of good neighborliness between the peoples of Europe, is acquiring a well-deserved continental dimension. This is not a club for the elite, but a home truly for all Europeans who share common values. The borders of the European Union will be the borders of the continent of Europe. And there is no ‘gray zone!’ Our political generation is capable of ensuring this, and I am sure that we will not miss such a special moment,” said the President of Ukraine.
“If we can get rid of the ‘gray’ geopolitical zones, we must do it! Europe needs the European Union. And let Ukrainian optimism towards the EU serve a more stable future for the whole of Europe!” Zelenskyy said.