At the European Council summit to be held on December 14-15, Western leaders will consider four issues related to Ukraine and its European integration. This was stated in Brussels by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
"We expect four issues related to Ukraine. The first is the opening of negotiations, the second is the approval of the Ukraine Facility, which will ensure macro-financial stability in Ukraine, the third is the continuation of funding for the European Peace Fund so that the EU can provide lethal and non-lethal assistance to Ukraine. The fourth is the approval of the 12th package of sanctions," he said.
Kuleba emphasized that "all these issues are undoubtedly important, but the most important thing is the opening of negotiations."
The minister added that Ukraine has done its "homework" and expects the EU to do its.
Kuleba also spoke about Hungary's position. He said that Ukraine had fulfilled three of the four laws required to start negotiations on EU membership, but Hungary's position on Ukraine's European integration remained unchanged.
The Ukrainian foreign minister said that in this case Kyiv could still "dance or jump" for Budapest.
"We can jump, dance, if it is necessary additionally. But I think we need to play this game fairly. If we are told to do something and we do it, it should be registered as a result and should also be the basis for decision-making," he said.
Kuleba also said that for the first time since the beginning of the great war he will meet with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijarto. The meeting will take place on December 11 at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
"This will be our first personal meeting since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. And I think this fact speaks for itself: we continue to talk with Hungary. As I have already mentioned, Ukraine has changed its legislation on education and the use of minority languages in the way Hungary wanted. And this fact should be respected," Kuleba said.