European Commission President arrives in Kyiv and meets with Zelenskyy

European Commission President arrives in Kyiv and meets with Zelenskyy
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URSULA VON DER LEYEN AND VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY IN KYIV ON 4 NOVEMBER. PHOTO: VON DER LEYEN ON TWITTER

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, has arrived in Kyiv and is scheduled to address the Ukrainian parliament.

Source: Yaroslav Zhelezniak, a member of the Holos (Voice) party faction, on Telegram;  Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, on Twitter ()

Quote: “Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, arrived in Kyiv today [4 November].

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We are looking forward to her speech in parliament.”

Updated: Later, von der Leyen confirmed her arrival in Kyiv and posted a photo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Kyiv railway station.

Quote: “Good to be back in Kyiv for my 6th war time visit.

I’m here to discuss Ukraine’s accession path to the EU. The EU’s financial support to rebuild Ukraine as a modern, prosperous democracy. And how we will continue to make Russia pay for its war of aggression.”

Background:

  • Reports of a possible visit to Ukraine by the European Commission President emerged last week. The media suggested that this might indicate a positive assessment of Kyiv’s progress in the EU “candidate” reforms.
  • Unofficial reports say the European Commission is preparing to release a positive assessment of Ukraine’s progress in reforms that it must implement to continue its progress towards the EU on 8 November, but this assessment may contain additional conditions.
  • Olha Stefanishyna, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, confirmed that Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, would arrive in Kyiv before the report on Ukraine’s progress towards EU membership was released.

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