The President of Ukraine addressed the Slovak Parliament, emphasizing the importance of sanctions in the energy sector.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech at the Slovak Parliament on May 10, the 75th day of the Ukrainian War, “If we cannot stop Russian troops, we will come everywhere possible, including Slovak territory.” Said.
Weapons are the first tool to stop the invaders, while sanctions are another important tool. The Ukrainian president emphasized when he was broadcasting a speech to Slovak lawmakers through a conference call.
Wolodimil Zelensky’s speech to the Slovak Parliament. (Source: Sme-Jozef Jakubco)
He emphasized energy sanctions and said Ukraine found these difficult for landlocked countries. Slovakia is one of the member states demanding the withdrawal of Russia’s oil embargo, which will be part of the next sanctions.
“I would like to thank all the help Slovakia has provided to Ukraine,” Zelensky told the Slovak Parliament. He said he appreciated the military aid and solidarity that Slovakia had shown to Ukraine, even before February 24, when the invasion began.
Zelensky mentioned in 1968 The year the Warsaw Pact troops invaded alliesCzechoslovakia, put an end to the democratization process of the country known as Prague Spring.
“Ukrainian friends have shown solidarity and helped Russia prevent Russia from repeating 1968,” he said.
Zelensky has expressed his determination to join the EU and allow him to make his own decisions about his future. He asked Slovakia to be the voice of Ukraine in the EU.
“Ukraine needs to have the status of a candidate country,” Foreign Minister Ivan Korchok emphasized following the speech. He rejected the idea that other forms should be sought and was expressed by some European politicians. “I call for a clear decision to give Ukraine the status of a candidate country.”
Korchok said there is no doubt that the war will end in a victory for Ukraine and Europe.
Slovakia, led by the Eduardo Hager administration, has supported Ukraine’s ambitions to join the EU.Prime Minister announces Slovakia’s plans to help Ukraine become an EU member state relatively quickly Became an EU leader in March.
Most cabinets, including the MP, Prime Minister Eduardo Hager, and Slovak Ukrainian ambassador Yuri Mushka were at home to hear his speech. According to TASR Newswire, ĽSNS and Republika’s far-right MP did not attend.
Zelensky has addressed several parliaments, including the European Parliament, and has thus protested the rally since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.
Zelensky Previously tackled anti-war protests in BratislavaWas held on March 4th.
Slovak MP Last week, Zelensky voted to be able to speak in the Slovak parliament.When 101 of the 115 current MPs voted in favor, a large number of opposition MPs from Hlas and Smer were included. The latter leader, Robert Fico, voted in favor of the motion, but later called the President of Ukraine a liar, saying he would not attend to hear Zelensky speak.
Korchok later told journalists that Fico and other Smar MPs had left during the speech. He said he thought it was timid and obscene.
https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22906477/zelensky-to-slovaks-be-ukraines-voice-in-the-eu.html From Zelensky to Slovakia: Become the Ukrainian Voice in the EU