“The end of the war, the restoration of Ukraine is the key to solving the problems that worry the citizens of the EU member states today,” TASS quoted him as saying.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said earlier that the Kyiv authorities need to "prepare for a long war."

The head of the military bloc also promised Kyiv new arms supplies.

The European Commission proposed to allocate a new tranche of emergency macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of €1 billion as the first part of the MFP package of up to €9 billion.