"NATO and the European Union share common values related to democracy and freedom and common goals for our peoples such as peace and prosperity."
APA reports that the President of the Council of the European Union Charles Michel said this at a joint press conference with the Secretary General of NATO and the President of the European Commission.
"This war started by Russia against Ukraine had two results: this war made us stronger and brought us closer.
NATO has further strengthened its presence on its eastern flank and will soon have two new NATO members.
Putin wanted to see less NATO, but he got the exact opposite, facing more NATO and the EU.
At the same time, the growth of the EU has accelerated, and today we have accelerated integration in the Western Balkans.
"We took a historic step and gave Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidate countries for EU membership," said Charles Michel.
He emphasized that the EU member countries show solidarity in terms of supporting Ukraine.
For the first time, military support was provided to Ukraine within the framework of the EU Peace Mechanism, the amount of which is around 3 billion euros.
The President of the EU Council also noted that the member countries have provided military, diplomatic, and political support to Ukraine, and this continues: "EU member countries have provided Ukraine with 50 billion euros so far."