Germany is EU’s decision-maker on funds distribution, positions of other countries on supporting Ukraine will depend on it
Oksana Yurynets, Ukrainian MP, former head of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO PA, says that Germany makes decisions in the EU on the distribution of funds, so the positions of other countries in support of Ukraine will depend on it
She shared the information on Espreso TV.
Yurynets noted that since Boris Pistorius headed the German Defense Ministry, the amount of aid for Ukraine has increased.
She also added that Germany is "a key country in the EU that makes decisions on the distribution of finances and funds, so the behavior of other countries will directly depend on Germany."
Commenting on the UN General Assembly resolution, which China supported for the first time, she noted that it has a preamble that clearly states that the resolution condemns the events in Ukraine.
"If China was followed by other countries that had not supported resolutions related to the events in Ukraine before, then it is a first attempt to condemn the events in Ukraine. And this is actually the first attempt, but it is a certain victory for us, regardless of who may preside there. Unfortunately, the UN Security Council has not been reformed, and there are many questions to be answered. But today everything is flowing, everything is changing, and processes are taking place," she added.
Regarding Pope Francis' “secret peacekeeping mission”, Yurynets noted that Hungary has become a "pro-Russian proxy in the center of Europe."
"I hope that the Holy Father will talk about what would change Hungary's position, because the Vatican often says that most of the world's money is concentrated in Hungary. And I hope that the mistakes that were made before will be corrected," she added.
In particular, Yurynets added that the processes of seeing the threat of Russia as an aggressor that will not stop only in Ukraine have begun.
"Unfortunately, the arms race has now spread to Europe and the world, everyone is competing for contracts, but the signal on China is the most important thing. Because, frankly speaking, this is a war of drones, UAVs, and in this context, the components that China and Taiwan have are what we really need today," she said.
On April 26, Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Chinese leader said that a representative of the Chinese government would arrive in Ukraine.
Also on April 26, Zelenskyy appointed Ukraine's ambassador to China. Pavlo Riabikin was the one appointed.
On May 2, China voted for the first time in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution naming Russia as the aggressor. Previously, China had voted against or abstained from such votes.