Alerts SECURITY 15 March, 2022 10:30 am   

Prime ministers are to represent EU in besieged Kyiv today

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Primie ministers of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia are to represent European Union during a visit in besieged Kyiv.

– Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the National Security and Defense Committee Jarosław Kaczyński together with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala and Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša are going to Kyiv today as representatives of the European Council to meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal – informs Polish ministry of foreign affairs. – The visit is organized in consultation with the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The purpose of the visit is to confirm the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The aim of this visit is also to present a broad package of support for the Ukraine and Ukrainians. International community has been informed about the visit by international organizations, i.a. the UN – we read in press release.

Russia has attacked Ukraine on 24th of February 2022. The capital city, Kyiv is surrounded by Russian forces. Ukraine appeals for stricter sanctions, military and humanitarian help. EU responds with sequence of sanctions directed at Russia and increased humanitarian assistance, including welcoming refugees, mainly in Poland.

Wojciech Jakóbik