Zelensky: Ukraine and neighboring EU countries are establishing a new security format

He named neighboring Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, as well as the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as participants and said that the door is open for other countries to join this format.

Zelenskiy described it as “a very promising line of our work in the field of Euro-Atlantic integration,” but gave few details, saying only that the focus would be on security issues.

In his video address, the president also talked about the second annual Crimea Platform, an online summit on Tuesday that will feature the leaders of Germany, Japan, Canada and NATO.

In total, more than 50 participants from Europe, Asia, America and Africa have been announced. Kyiv is using the Crimean platform, launched last year, to rally support for the return of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine.

The strategically important territory of the Black Sea was annexed by Russia in 2014, but according to international law it remains of Ukraine part

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