EC President von der Leyen, EU foreign policy chief Borrell to meet Zelensky in Kyiv

5 April, 07:19 PM
Borrell and von der Leyen may visit Kyiv before April 9 (Photo:Stephanie Lecocq/Pool/Reuters)

Borrell and von der Leyen may visit Kyiv before April 9 (Photo:Stephanie Lecocq/Pool/Reuters)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell are to visit Kyiv in the coming week, spokesman of the President of the European Commission Eric Mamer said on April 5.

"European Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Josep Borrel will travel this week to Kyiv to meet President Zelensky prior to the pledging event #StandUpForUkraine event on Saturday in Warsaw," Mamer wrote on Twitter.

The exact date of the visit was not given, however the event that Mamer mentioned is scheduled for April 9.

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The visit will take place amid a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On March 16, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited politicians from all friendly countries to visit Kyiv, stating that this is how leadership is shown.

Zelensky said this after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša visited Kyiv on March 15.

On March 30, Janśa called on the EU and NATO to return their ambassadors to Kyiv.

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