The EU announced on Friday evening that its diplomatic delegation to Ukraine would resume operations in Kyiv.
Following Russia’s invasion, the bloc had moved its Ukrainian diplomatic presence to the Polish city of Rzeszow.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the bloc’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell traveled to Kyiv on Friday, accompanied by Matti Maasikas, an Estonian diplomat who heads the EU delegation to Ukraine. .
Maasikas will stay in Kyiv and assess “the conditions for a gradual return” of staff to the capital.
“We have witnessed firsthand the ability of the Ukrainian administration to ensure the effective and full functioning of state and government structures, despite very difficult circumstances,” Borrell said, adding that the presence of personnel on the ground would help better interactions with the Ukrainian government.