Officially: Ukraine is big in Brussels.
Four new Ukraine-themed scenes were unveiled on Monday at Mini-Europe, a tourist attraction in Brussels that features miniature versions of European landmarks. Ukrainian diplomat Natalia Anoshina and the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Haja Lahbib is there to mark the occasion.
EU candidate countries usually don’t make it to the mini-Europe that sits next to the iconic Atomium.
The first scene of Mini-Europe Ukrainian and European flags fly at the Independence Monument on the Maidan in Kyiv; shows the second The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, hands over the application for membership in the European Union to the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; another shows Belgian aid convoys on their way to Ukraine; and finally there is a scene involving Ukrainian refugees arrive at the Polish border.
Lakhbib said that the new Ukrainian part of the attraction is “proof that the whole country is on the side of Ukraine.”