EU leaders again in Kyiv
The EU summit will be held tomorrow in Kyiv, which is the first such gathering of the highest representatives of the European Union since the beginning of the Russian invasion. On that occasion, more than 10 high-ranking EU representatives will arrive in Kyiv today and tomorrow, including the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
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 further deepen our support and cooperation. pic.twitter.com/zf8fvoNKnG
- Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) -
The summit will discuss sending additional weapons and money to Ukraine, strengthening the access of Ukrainian products to the European market, helping Ukraine cover its energy needs, introducing new sanctions against Russia, the responsibility of Russian leaders for the war and the possibility of expansion the European zone without roaming to Ukraine, reports The Guardian.
But at the same time, Ukraine's desire for quick entry into the European Union will go unnoticed. Namely, the EU not only expects more anti-corruption measures from Ukraine, but also does not want to accept as a member a country in which the biggest armed conflict since the Second World War is raging.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal recently said that Ukraine wants to join the EU within the next two years, but apparently that won't happen for at least another five years, and probably longer.