EU countries meet with the Ukraine president – level 3

18-03-2022 07:00

The prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia arrived in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Monday to show high-level backing for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Zelenskiy briefed the leaders on the war with Russia, and he said that Ukraine wouldn’t join NATO. The EU leaders thanked the Ukrainians for defending fundamental European values, freedom, democracy and the right of every person to choose their own life. They reassured Zelenskiy that Ukrainians weren’t alone, and Europe stood with his country.

The visit was made in agreement with the presidents of the European Commission and Council; however, there was some nervousness about the men’s safety during their three-hour hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv. During the talks, loud explosions could be heard across the city that had been gradually encircled by the Russian military.

Difficult words: backing (support), fundamental (the most important or basic), encircle (to surround).

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