The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and 14 other commissioners from the bloc arrived in kyiv this Thursday to meet with the Government of Ukraine , according to a statement published by the agency.
Good to be back in Kyiv, my 4th time since Russia’s invasion. This time, with my team of Commissioners. We are here together to show that the EU stands by Ukraine as firmly as ever. And to deepen further our support and cooperation. pic.twitter.com/zf8fvoNKnG
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) February 2, 2023
“We are here together to show that the EU supports Ukraine more strongly than ever and to further intensify our support and cooperation,” Von der Leyen wrote on his Twitter account. For his part, Borrell stressed that she had come to kyiv to “transmit the strongest message of support from the EU to all Ukrainians who defend their country.”
Arrived in Kyiv to convey EU’s strongest message of support to all Ukrainians defending their country. EU assistance has reached €50 billion since the start of Russia’s war. Europe stood united with Ukraine from day one. And will still stand with you to win and rebuild. pic.twitter.com/wfhIo9f9HT
— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) February 2, 2023
Among other things, the President of the European Commission announced that the EU intends to introduce new sanctions against Russia on the anniversary of the start of the special military operation in Ukraine on February 24, reports AFP.