Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned of “greater hostile activity” from Russia as the European Union formerly considers Ukraine’s candidature for entering the Union.
Zelensky during his nightly address on Sunday said, “We should expect greater hostile activity from Russia. Purposefully — demonstratively. This week exactly.” “And not only against Ukraine, but also against other European countries.”
Zelensky said Monday marks the start of a “truly historic week,” CNN reported on Monday.
“A week when we will hear the answer from the European Union on the candidate status for Ukraine. We already have a positive decision from the European Commission, and at the end of the new week there will be a response from the European Council.”
Zelensky called a future response on Ukraine’s candidate status ‘a fateful decision” for his country, CNN reported adding that he also said he was “convinced that only a positive decision meets the interests of the whole of Europe.”
The ongoing conflict between the two nations started on February 24 when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.