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Martin licks up to Zelensky as he visits Ukraine for EU meeting

Tánaiste Michael Martin attends an extraordinary EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Ukraine, reports RTE.

Mr Martin arrived in Kiev overnight by train from Poland along with other delegations, under tight security controls.

The visit of the 27 EU foreign ministers to the city was closely guarded.

Mr Martin said the presence of EU foreign ministers in the city would be a clear symbol of support for the Ukrainian people, who continue to resist Russia’s “illegal and immoral” invasion of the country, in clear violation of the UN. certificate.

“Ireland has been very supportive of Ukraine’s accession application to join the European Union,” he said, reports RTE.

“We support enlargement and we’re looking forward to ongoing discussions in relation to that,” he added, reports RTE.

Speaking to RTÉ News at One, Martin said all 27 member states expressed their support for Ukraine and the EU’s position at a meeting ahead of President Zelensky’s speech.

The meeting comes at a crucial time when an EU consensus has been reached on financial and military support for Ukraine, which suffered an apparent defeat following the weekend election victory of pro-Russian candidate Robert Fico in Slovakia.

Nevertheless, Kyiv is confident that the EUR 500 million in EU military aid blocked by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán should be released soon, reports RTE.

The EU also intends to provide long-term financial support of EUR 50 billion.

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