Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has emphasized the existential nature of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine for Europe.
In a recent interview with Forbes, Kuleba stated that Europe cannot afford to lose this war alongside Ukraine, as it would signify the end of Europe as we know it.
Kuleba noted that the prevailing narrative in Europe is one of long-term support for Ukraine, "as long as it takes" to win.
This sentiment has been echoed by high-ranking EU officials, including Josep Borrell, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
'It will be the end of Europe'
"The war is existential for Europe. Europeans understand that it's also about them. They can't afford not to win this war alongside Ukraine. If Ukraine loses, it will be the end of Europe," Kuleba said.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Lithuania's Foreign Minister have also stressed the importance of enduring support for Ukraine.
They argue that the world cannot afford to grow "tired" of the war. Iceland's Foreign Minister has even suggested that Ukraine should be admitted to NATO under the current circumstances.