Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia Support Ukraine Membership Bid

The Prime Ministers of Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia announced support for Ukraine’s EU membership bid at the joint press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday. 

Prime Ministers Edi Rama and Dritan Abazović joined Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky in Kyiv, while Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski via video link. 

“All three countries believe in Ukraine’s European future,” Rama said, while Montenegrin Abazovic acknowledged his visit to Kyiv and dedicated support for the Ukrainian people is a “moral obligation.” 

“You are not fighting only for your territory, but for the principles and the possibility of choosing a way of life,” Abazovic added.  

According to reports, the three Western Balkan states also confirmed they do not perceive Ukraine as a potential competitor in the EU enlargement process, despite speculation that they may oppose it. 

“Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia believe that EU June summit could be a historic summit for the European Union, by making bold decisions and providing peace, stability, prosperity and clear European perspective without further delay,” a joint statement said, reported by independent media, Exit News. 

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