Reacting to the address of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of our sister party ‘Servant of the People’, the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament has repeated its call for additional sanctions against 6000 Russian individuals close to the Putin regime and for increased financial, military support for Ukraine.
Renew Europe seeks the gradual integration of Ukraine into our bloc, in particular the common market, structural programs and European funds. We call for the period when observers from Ukraine can take up seats in the European Parliament to be brought forward, for example by linking it to the conclusion of negotiations on specific clusters.
Stéphane Séjourné, President of the Renew Europe family, of which Mr Zelensky is a member, said:
“Ukrainians carry the security and liberty of the European Union on their shoulders. Their borders are our borders, their dream for a sovereign and free Ukraine is our objective. President Zelensky is a member of the Renew Europe family; we will be ferocious in calling for the support he needs. We see a new Russian offensive is unfolding and the people of Ukraine need everything we can give now, not in six months. The Putin regime must know we are with Ukraine for as long as it takes.”