Ukrainians are not only fighting for their homeland but also defending "fundamental European values," Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said Tuesday.
Janša spoke in Kyiv after meeting with Ukraine's President and Prime Minister, along with the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic and Poland.
"We are here because your fight is also our fight," he said. "We are doing everything in our capacity to help you to help the refugees coming from Ukraine."
Janša said European leaders are aware the most important thing is to help Ukraine with weapons but also stressed the country was part of the European family.
"Ukraine is a European country, every path in Ukraine is European. We will do everything in our power," he said, adding "these paths" could lead to European Union membership.
Janša said Slovenia strongly supported candidate status for Ukraine at the EU, saying it is "a message to those who invaded Ukraine that you're part of our family and that our families are prepared to defend Ukraine and to support Ukraine."
"So you're not alone. You're part of the family. Stay brave. You will win, together we will prevail," Janša said.