Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

The 8th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council took place in Brussels and was co-chaired by Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine and Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. It was the first since Ukraine was granted status of EU candidate country.

The main message from today’s meeting to the whole world is that the European Union will continue supporting Ukraine whatever threat, whatever blackmail Russia puts on us. We will provide our support politically, financially, in the humanitarian field and militarily as long as it takes, and as much as needed.

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

The meeting discussed the EU-Ukraine bilateral agenda, notably the implementation of the Association Agreement and state of play of EU-Ukraine cooperation. It also discussed EU support since the start of the Russian war of aggression as well as Ukraine’s application for EU Membership.

At the end of the meeting, EU and Ukraine issued a joint press release summarising the discussion.