EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and 15 other Commissioners arrived in Kyiv on Thursday morning for talks with the Ukrainian government. "We are here together to show that the EU is as committed to Ukraine as ever," von der Leyen wrote on Twitter.
A photo showed her after arriving on the night train. Topics of the deliberations in Kyiv should be in particular further support options and the EU accession prospects for the country attacked by Russia.
Der Leyen's trip to Ukraine is her fourth since Russia invaded the country in February last year. However, it is the first time that the former German defense minister will be accompanied by several commissioners. Among those present was the external representative Josep Borrell. The highlight of the trip is to be an EU-Ukraine summit on Friday. EU Council President Charles Michel is also expected to attend, but not the heads of state and government of the 27 member states.