La Vanguardia has claimed the bloc opted to not invite the Ukrainian president to a gathering with Latin American leaders
The European Union ignored Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s requests to be invited to the bloc’s summit with Latin American heads of state and authorities, Barcelona’s La Vanguardia has reported. Final week, NATO refused to accommodate Kiev’s calls for for a transparent NATO membership timeline, not to mention quick accession to the US-led navy alliance.
In its article on Monday, the paper cited nameless European diplomats as claiming that the European Council’s President, Charles Michel, had determined it will be “higher to not invite” the Ukrainian head of state to the assembly of European Union and Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) leaders in Brussels.
Nevertheless, “Ukraine will occupy a distinguished place through the leaders’ discussions,” unnamed sources informed the Spanish every day forward of the occasion, which kicked off on Monday. The unnamed diplomats listed meals safety as one merchandise that may doubtless be excessive on the agenda.
Based on the outlet, the EU has been urgent for the inclusion of condemnation of Russia’s navy marketing campaign towards Ukraine within the summit’s closing doc. Nevertheless, it isn’t clear whether or not this would be the case as there may be reportedly no consensus on the difficulty amongst Latin American nations.
La Vanguardia identified that the earlier EU-CELAC summit came about again in 2015, with Brussels now busy doubling down on its efforts to woo the International South.
Final week, NATO fell in need of Ukraine’s expectations after the US-led navy bloc determined that Kiev can be granted membership at some unspecified level sooner or later, “when allies agree and situations are met.”
President Zelensky took to social media final Tuesday, slamming the alliance’s “indecisiveness” and “weak spot.”
“It’s unprecedented and absurd when [a] timeframe will not be set neither for the invitation nor for Ukraine’s membership,” the Ukrainian head of state insisted.
Afterward, nevertheless, Zelensky softened his stance considerably after the US delegation reportedly grew to become “livid” at his criticisms.