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Draghi, Macron and Scholz support Ukraine's immediate EU bid

Draghi, Macron and Scholz support Ukraine's immediate EU bid

Europe's three most powerful leaders, Draghi, Macron and Olaf Scholz, have said they are in favor of Ukraine gaining immediate candidate status to join the European Union.

Macron also promised that France would hand over six additional long-range Caesar weapons to Ukraine as it tries to fight Russian occupation.

Three messages from European leaders who were on an official visit to Ukraine:

Emmanuel Macron: Macron spoke about the importance of keeping an open communication channel with Russian President Putin.

Draghi, Macron and Scholz support Ukraine's immediate EU bid

Mario Draghi: Mario Draghi said that Italy wants Ukraine to have EU candidate status and will support this position at next week's European Council meeting. He also expressed readiness to help rebuild Ukraine.

Draghi, Macron and Scholz support Ukraine's immediate EU bid

Olaf Scholz: The German Chancellor said that he came to Ukraine with a clear message: Ukraine belongs to the European family. He added that Germany would support a positive decision on Ukraine and Moldova's EU membership.

Draghi, Macron and Scholz support Ukraine's immediate EU bid