Despite the instability of the domestic situation and the fear that Russia might intervene, the trio are still trying to establish closer relations with Brussels.
On Tuesday, the leaders of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine had many reassuring things in Brussels.
The so-called “triad” – the three most enthusiastic EU member in the Eastern Partnership Of the Former Soviet Union Republics – hope to persuade EU to continue to build their relations, but acknowledge that they will not be joining the club soon.
Their goal is to be a profitable friend of EU. They are also fully committed to waiting.
The EU can benefit from closer relations, as it is keen to have democratic, friendly neighbors in the east, and stop them falling under Russian control. The European Union is worried about instability and conflict in the region.
This means that they are unable to meet with EU senior officials when the three prime ministers have been meeting.
On Friday, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian President, stated at a press conference that his government had information about a possible coup attempt. This was supported by Russia and involved the wealthiest people in Ukraine. Rinat Akhmetov, also known as Rinat Akhmetov, is one of the oligarchs. The Kremlin denied this accusation and Akhmetov released a statement calling it “absolute lies”.
Georgia is currently in a long-term internal political crisis. The government of Georgia is paralyzed. This has led to sharp criticisms for the country’s reversion from its democratic achievements. Even efforts to resolve the crisis, including those of Charles Michel, President of European Council, proved to be futile.
The unbalanced handling by Russia of natural gas contract disputes has weakened the enthusiasm and high hopes in Moldova for a pro-EU government. Although Chișinău reached an agreement with the Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom to ensure adequate supplies this winter, critics in Brussels say the agreement includes giving Moscow too much to Moldova’s political future. Concession of the right for speech.
Despite all the setbacks and difficulties, Denis Shmikhar, the Ukrainian Prime Minister insists that his government will follow the Western path and will eventually join the club.
“We want to say in the most straightforward way that the firm goal of our three countries is to become a full member of the European Union,” he told POLITICO in an interview with POLITICO last week.