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Top EU officials and the Slovakian premier visit Ukraine

PoliticsTop EU officials and the Slovakian premier visit Ukraine

Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- In the midst of Russia-Ukraine War’s seventh week, top EU leaders and Slovakia’s prime minister are visiting war-torn Ukraine.

The Slovakian premier Eduard Heger posted a photo on Twitter with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell saying that the trio is in Ukraine “to discuss our proposals for helping (Ukrainian President) Volodymyr Zelenskyy and (Prime Minister) Denys Shmyhal.”

“To help getting EU perspective by creating a #ReformTeam. To offer options for transporting grains, including wheat and to increase the use of #HumanitarianHub,” he added.

The Von der Leyen also posted a photo with Borrell and Heger on Twitter and said she looked forward to visiting Kyiv, the country’s capital.

Von der Leyen and Borrell made their first trips to Ukraine since Russia began its war on Feb. 24.

Last week, Roberta Metsola, the president of the European Parliament, also visited Kyiv.

In the coming days, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will also visit Ukraine, his office announced.

According to a statement, he will discuss humanitarian and political support for Ukraine, but no further details were disclosed for security reasons.

Several nations, including the European Union, United States and United Kingdom, have imposed tough financial sanctions against Moscow since the Russia-Ukraine war began on Feb. 24.

According to UN estimates, 1,611 civilians have been killed and 2,227 injured in Ukraine. However, the actual number is likely much higher.

UNHCR says 4.3 million Ukrainians have fled to other countries, with millions more internally displaced.

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