On 6 October, Roberta Metsola gave a speech to the agency AFP. It called for accelerating Ukraine's accession to the European Union. Obviously, stopping Russians and returning as many of their territories as possible is necessary. Therefore, the head of the European Parliament called for the allocation of Ukraine of all necessary weapons, including modern western ones. For example, Western tanks. The politician said that 11 EU countries, as well as non-member Switzerland and Turkey, have about 200 Leopard tanks. Metsola proposes the introduction of compensation for the provision of heavy weapons from the EU. She intends to present the same proposal at the EU leader's summit in Prague today.
"Ukrainians need weapons they can fight to recover their territory, and this means, for example, Leopard II tanks, which have several member states. We need to hold these discussions now, especially because we see Russia escalating, but we also see Ukraine successfully supplanting Russians," said the politician.
Whether other European representatives will support such a statement by the head of the European Parliament will be known soon.