Von der Leyen visited Kyiv to work on Ukraine’s accession to the EU

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The relationship between the European Union and Ukraine is stronger than ever. At least that’s the message European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen wants to send with her third visit to the Ukrainian capital. The trip, which aims to discuss with the Ukrainian authorities ways to help the public group and proceed with the process of joining the twenty-seven. “In Kiev on my third visit since the war with Russia began. A lot has changed. Ukraine is now a candidate for EU membership,” von der Leyen wrote on Twitter.

During the visit, he will discuss with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denis Schmihl how to bring the economy and people closer as Kyiv moves towards membership, the head of the European Commission said.

Zelensky welcomed von der Leyen with one of Ukraine’s most prestigious awards, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. “I accept this on behalf of all EU citizens. And as a symbol of our strong connection,” the European politician wrote on her Twitter.

The new visit is due to the fact that the Ukrainian army launched a successful counteroffensive to regain the territory occupied by Russia, especially in the south and east of the country.

One hundred million euros will be paid for the reconstruction of 74 schools in Ukraine

It also came a day after the State of the Union address delivered by von der Leyen on Wednesday to the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France) and witnessed by Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska. On a half-cycle basis, the two traveled to Ukraine together.

During the talks, von der Leyen announced a 100 million euro package to rebuild schools destroyed by Russian attacks and ensured that both sanctions against Russia and macro-economic support for Ukraine would remain in place.

He also said that the European Union has started work to improve Ukraine’s access to the European Single Market and access to the Community area of ​​telephone “roaming” (roaming), and that he will discuss these developments during Zelenskyi’s visit.

“For the first time in the history of the European Union, a non-EU country was represented in a special meeting of the European Parliament during the annual State of the EU report: This is our country,” Zelenskiy said last night. In a video message.

Ukraine’s president said his country was “working towards full membership politically, legally and symbolically” in the EU. Zelensky noted that one hundred million euros will be spent on the reconstruction of 74 schools in Ukraine and that he will “do everything possible to implement a large-scale social initiative: the abolition of roaming fees for Ukrainians and Europeans in the EU.” in Ukraine”.

“This will be a strong signal of our mutuality,” Zelenskiy said, thanking von der Leyen and “all our friends in the European Union for their unwavering support.”

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