Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has hailed the visit to his country by the leaders of four European nations on Thursday as "truly historic."
Zelenskyy said in a video message, "Ukraine has felt the support of four powerful European states at once."
He emphasized that Ukraine had won support from all four countries -- France, Germany, Italy and Romania -- for its plan to join the European Union.
Zelenskyy said that air raid sirens blared when the four leaders arrived in the capital, Kyiv. He said, "Russia has created a background for everyone to hear these sirens to create a tense atmosphere. But no one was scared." He also said that "it only inspired us to be as specific as possible and to negotiate for our interests -- for all Ukrainians and for all in Europe."
He vowed that Ukraine will continue to fight "until we guarantee our state full security and territorial integrity."