Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said following negotiations with Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib in Brussels, that Belgium will work to promote Ukraine’s membership for the EU.
Important decisions will be made and the foundations for Ukraine’s accession to the EU will be laid out, and Kuleba said Belgium will introduce a mechanism to use income tax from frozen Russian assets which will help to restore the country.
Kuleba said, “I’ve heard a clear signal that Belgium understands the historical mission and responsibility in the context of this chairmanship, during which important decisions will be made and the foundations for Ukraine’s future accession to the European Union will be laid.”
He added, “We need a broader legislative framework within the EU so that this practice can be extended to other European countries.
“Russia must pay for the damage and destruction it has caused to Ukraine.”
The Belgian Foreign Minister said, “We continue to support Ukraine. We recently created a new fund to help Ukraine in the amount of €1.7 billion.
“The funds will be used for military needs and the implementation of humanitarian projects.”