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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says today Ukraine's course toward the European Union is even more relevant than before.

During a video conference with members of the European Parliament, the president thanked for the consistent support of the European Parliament in advancing the ambitious Ukraine-EU agenda, as well as for the firm position of the European Union legislature on restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the de-occupation of Crimea, as reported by the presidential press service.

The president reminded the next EU-Ukraine Summit is expected in a week and expressed hope it would be successful.

"Given the challenges that exist today, the immutable course toward Europe, the European Union is even more relevant for Ukraine than before," Zelensky said.

"Today, the support of the European Union is very important for Ukraine," he added.

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Background

The previous EU-Ukraine summit was held in Kyiv on July 8, 2019.

The 22nd Ukraine-EU summit is scheduled for October 6 in Brussels.