This was announced on Tuesday, November 28, by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba during a press conference following negotiations with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.
The minister noted that during the meeting, the issues of the need to create a pan-European space and the development of a Euro-Atlantic defense complex to guarantee security in Europe were discussed in detail.
"It is important to create a pan-European space where states will act together, where representatives of the defense industry will coordinate actions, where all processes will be synchronized and united, where Europe will provide constant support to Ukraine and thus maintain its defense capabilities and armed forces", he emphasized.
Dmytro Kuleba expressed confidence that the pan-European space in the field of defense industry should unite not only EU member states, but also the states that have candidate status and are like-minded.
The Minister emphasized that it is important for Ukraine to implement the recommendations of the European Commission and, after the decision of the European Council on the start of negotiations, to move as soon as possible to specific steps on the way to Ukraine's membership in the EU.
"The best security guarantee is Ukraine's membership in the EU, and it is a security guarantee not only for Ukraine, not only for Europe, but also for the whole world," he emphasized.
During the negotiations, Dmytro Kuleba and Josep Borrell reached an agreement on the need to adopt such important decisions as the inclusion of new measures in the package of sanctions to limit Russia's capabilities in the production of missiles and drones, the use of frozen Russian assets for the purpose of rebuilding Ukraine, as well as the application of the EU support mechanism, restoration and modernization of Ukraine.