Ukraine must receive EU candidate country status says Morawiecki
Ukraine should be granted the status of an EU candidate country as soon as possible, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has said.
"When Russia is bringing death, countries of the free world must help Ukraine," Morawiecki said after the High-Level International Donors' Conference for Ukraine, which was held at the National Stadium in the Polish capital on Thursday with the aim of drumming up financial support for the country.
Morawiecki said that making Ukraine a candidate for EU membership would increase the fighting spirit and morale of the country.
The conference, co-hosted by Morawiecki and his Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson, brought together several heads of government along with the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the president of the European Council, Charles Michel.
"Today's conference held in Warsaw showed the great strength of the solidarity all of us have," Morawiecki said, adding this had been giving Ukraine hope and a future.
Morawiecki added that it was important to make long-term plans in order to answer what could be done for Ukrainians to survive and to help Ukraine stand on its own feet.