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    Zelenskyy Pushes for Ukraine Support at European Leaders’ Summit in Moldova

    Zelenskyy Pushes for Ukraine Support at European Leaders' Summit in Moldova

    BULBOACA, Moldova — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's unrelenting quest for more political support and security backing from got a warm welcome but no concrete commitments Thursday during a sprawling summit where nearly every European leader had assembled to condemn non-invitees and .

    Almost hoarse from drumming up support for his nation week after week, Zelenskyy made a surprise visit to neighboring Moldova that ended up as the focal point of an event designed to quell regional conflicts and to shore up Europe's unity in the face of Russia's war.

    After a day of talks at a stately winery in the countryside, Zelenskyy said the best security guarantee for Ukraine was membership in NATO and the European Union, and that any proposed peace plans to end the 15-month-old war in his country could not take into account Russian concerns.

    He told the leaders sitting with him that during a NATO summit scheduled for July, “the clear invitation to membership for Ukraine is needed, and the security guarantees on the way to NATO membership are needed.” Ukraine also needs “a clear positive decision” on its accession to the EU in the fall, Zelenskyy added.

    French President Emmanuel Macron, the instigator behind the European Political Community summit, supported Zelenskyy's appeal.

    With the July 11-12 NATO leaders' meeting in 's capital drawing near, “it is imperative that the Vilnius summit…

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