BRUSSELS, 9 May. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has traveled this Monday to the Ukrainian city of Odessa to celebrate Europe Day, from where he has moved the Ukrainians who “are not alone”.
Through his account on the social network Twitter, Michel has highlighted that Odessa is the city where the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin said that “you can feel Europe” there.
“And where today the Ukrainian people protect their monuments from bullets and rockets and their freedom from Russian aggression,” he continued. “You are not alone, the European Union (EU) is with you,” stressed Michel, who already visited Ukraine in April accompanied by the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen.
This same day, Odesa has been attacked with several cruise missiles fired from the Crimean peninsula, controlled since 2014 by Russia, according to local authorities, who have not given details of possible damage.