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“It’s good to be back,” says Ursula von der Leyen, who arrived in kyiv


UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – This symbolic visit intends to reaffirm European support, as the anniversary of the start of the war approaches.

Ursula von der Leyen in kyiv, end of the “russian question»… Le Figaro provides an update on the war in Ukraine this Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Ursula von der Leyen back in Kyiv

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen assured Ukraine of the full support of the European Union, arriving this Thursday, February 2 in Kyiv accompanied by her commissioners for a meeting on the eve of an EU-Ukraine summit .

Good to be back in Kyiv, my fourth time since the Russian invasion and this time with my curatorial team“, she wrote on Twitter. “We are here together to show that the EU stands firmly with Ukraine“, she added.

Ursula von der Leyen is accompanied by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and around fifteen European commissioners who will meet their colleagues from the Ukrainian government. The Commission described this visit as “strong symbol“European support for Ukraine”in the face of unjustified aggressionfrom Russia. Ukraine, an official candidate for EU membership, then hosts a summit this Friday with Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

Moscow accuses Westerners of shutting down ‘Russian question’

The head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov accused Thursday, February 2, Westerners of supporting Ukraine to end “ the russian question“Accusing by name the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, visiting kyiv.

Ursula von der Leyendeclared that the result of the war must be the defeat of Russia, and such a defeat that it does not recover for decadesSergey Lavrov said in a television interview,Isn’t this racism, Nazism and an attempt to solve the Russian question?“.

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