European Union Chief Ursula von der Leyen In Kyiv

'We Stand By Ukraine As Firmly As Ever': European Union Chief In Kyiv

The EU Chief is accompanied by 15 commissioners. (File)


European Fee Chief Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv with a group of commissioners on Thursday, a day earlier than a Ukraine-European Union summit within the war-torn nation.

“Good to be again in Kyiv, my 4th time since Russia’s invasion…. We’re right here collectively to point out that the EU stands by Ukraine as firmly as ever. And to deepen additional our assist and cooperation,” she wrote in a tweet.

She is accompanied by 15 commissioners, together with the bloc’s overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell. 

The Fee described the go to as a “robust image” of European assist for Ukraine “within the face of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified aggression”.

EU nations have staunchly backed Ukraine since Moscow invaded in February, by hitting Russia with waves of financial sanctions and by sending weapons to Kyiv.

In June final yr, Ukraine was granted EU candidate standing. 

In the meantime, Russian Overseas Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday accused the West of desirous to inflict an enduring defeat in opposition to Moscow and lashed out in opposition to the EU chief.

“Ursula von der Leyen… stated that the end result of the warfare needs to be the defeat of Russia, the form of defeat that for many years, for a lot of a long time, Russia can not restore its economic system,” Lavrov stated in feedback aired on Russian state tv.

“Is that this not racism, not Nazism — not an try to unravel ‘the Russian query” Lavrov added, evoking Russia’s victory in opposition to Nazi Germany in World Conflict II.

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