Vice-President of European Commission Vеra Jourova: European Union is with you, and Ukraine's support will only strengthen
On September 26,Věra Jourova, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, visited Lviv. Together with Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, and Andrii Sadovyi, the mayor of Lviv, she visited the Unbreakable Hospital, and also met at the Ukrainian Media Center (Lviv) with of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and held a number of other meetings.
“We discussed the issue of applying sanctions against russian TV channels in the European Union. The first step has already been taken. These are sanctions against Russiya24, TV center International, RTR Planeta. They broadcasted on the Eutelsat satellite. But now we are talking about further steps. We are talking about Channel One, NTV, Ren TV and others that have no place in the civilized world. I am very grateful to Ms. Věra for her support,” said Oleksandr Tkachenko.
No sanctions from russia will be lifted, on the contrary, the European Union's support for Ukraine will only strengthen. Věra Jourova, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, stated this during a briefing in Lviv.
“putin's russia does not value human lives. At all. Therefore, it needs lectures on humanism. Unfortunately,these lectures of humanism cannot be done without weapons. That is why I came here to assure everyone that the European Union in general and its member states in particular are ready to continue supporting Ukraine and your heroic struggle,” she said.
According to the Vice-President of the European Commission, the EU will continue to support Ukrainian journalists, because it is very important in Europe to know the truth about the war in Ukraine.
“My message to the Ukrainian people is as follows: the European Union is with you. And your place is with us. I hope that this very message will stay with us for many years. I personally strongly support Ukraine's membership in the European Union,” said Vera Jourova.
“Today it is important for everyone to understand that the enemy uses not only physical weapons, but also informational weapons. Therefore, it is important to block any spread of falsehood, this poison that spills over many media,” added Andrii Sadovyi, the mayor of Lviv.