“German Chancellor Olaf Schulz plans to go to Kyiv, and French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will also take part in the joint trip,” Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Saturday. The German newspaper indicates that the visit will take place before the G7 summit scheduled for June 26-28.
Schulz and Macron conversation
“Berlin and Paris have long held talks about a joint trip to the Ukrainian capital. Macron was insisting that it took place after the elections for the National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament on June 12 and 19. The idea of inviting the prime minister to take part in the trip. Draghi was supposed to come out. From the French side” – describes “Bild am Sonntag”.
The newspaper stresses that the visit must bear witness to the European unity in relation to Ukraine.
Although Kyiv has been safe for a long time, none of the aforementioned politicians have visited the city since February 24. Let us remember that the Polish president, prime minister and deputy prime minister for security have already traveled to the Ukrainian capital. European Union officials and our country’s leaders are also coming to Kyiv.
Kyiv: Meeting with the President of Ukraine and the President of the European Commission
On Saturday, the President of the European Commission visited the Ukrainian capital. Conversation between Zelensky and von der Leyen is involved Ukraine’s accession to the European Union. After meeting with the Chair of the Commission, President Volodymyr Zelensky said: – The Ukrainian people have made a great contribution to the defense of freedom and common values with the European Union.
Zelensky emphasized that during the Russian invasion, Ukraine and its institutions proved to be integrated into the European environment. – Public opinion polls in EU countries show that most of their citizens consider Ukraine to be part of the European family – Zelensky said.
– The leader stressed – Ukraine is waiting for political decisions on membership in the Union. The president also said that his country would soon provide comprehensive answers to the questionnaire, the first part of which was handed over to Commissioner von der Leyen in Kyiv at the beginning of April.
“Life is reborn here”
In turn, the President of the European Commission indicated: – I came here for a working meeting to talk about the reconstruction of Ukraine, the reform of this country and the opinion prepared by the European Commission on Ukraine’s application to join the European Union. I am deeply moved by the strength and courage of the Ukrainian people
– In Ukraine, the battles are still going on, but I also see that life is recovering here, people are returning to Kyiv, bridges are being rebuilt, and the ruins are being cleaned – said Ursula von der Leyen.
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