Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine, urged Europeans on Friday to stand together against Russia’s war and severely restrict the price of Russian oil.
In a speech delivered via a live video link to a conference in Lithuania, Zelenskiy said, “There is no split, there is no schism among Europeans and we have to preserve this.
This is our mission number one this year.” He added, “Europe is helping itself. It’s not helping Ukraine to stand against Russia, this is helping Europe to stand against Russian aggression.”
On Thursday, European Union governments remained divided over how much to cap Russian oil prices at to limit Moscow’s ability to fund the war, and Zelenskiy urged EU leaders to settle on the lowest proposal of $30.