EU chief had to seek cover in case of Russian attack in Odesa


Do you want to listen further?

Get a Digital Plus subscription and listen on right away.

change subscription

With Digital Plus you can listen to articles. You get access immediately.

Russia will not succeed in killing Ukraine’s freedom.

It says EU President Charles Michel, who on Monday was on a secret visit to the city of Odesa on the Black Sea coast of Ukraine.

“The Kremlin will execute your spirit of freedom and democracy,” Michel said in a video posted on Twitter.

“I am absolutely convinced that they will never succeed,” he adds.

The EU president had to seek cover when Odesa came under Russian fire while meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

“There was an air strike during the first meeting with the Prime Minister. They simply continued their meeting in the shelter, “said an unnamed EU source.

When the attack was over, Michel promised at a joint press conference with Sjmyhal that the EU would continue to support Ukraine financially, politically and militarily.

“You are fighting to defend our common European principles and values,” he said.

Food safety was another important item on the agenda.

In the port city of Odesa, which Michel visited, a large part of the grain normally grown in Ukraine is passed on to the rest of the world.

But since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Russian ships have blocked wheat and many other goods from being shipped out via the Black Sea.

Now the grain is instead loaded on trucks, freight wagons or barges and shipped to Romania, from where it is sent on. But not to the same extent as before.

“This much-needed food is stranded because of Russia’s war and blockade of Black Sea ports,” says Michel.

“It creates dramatic consequences for vulnerable countries. We need a global response. “

/ritzau/AFP


Source: www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk.

*The article has been translated based on the content of www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!