Leaders of Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia to visit Kyiv on Tuesday – POLITICO

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv on Tuesday.

The leaders will visit, even as invading Russian forces are close to the Ukrainian capital and the city is under heavy shelling, following the deadly invasion of the Kremlin, which began on February 24.

The Polish government issued a declaration early Tuesday, saying the prime ministers of the three countries would act as representatives of the European Council and that the meeting had been organized in consultation with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, will also be part of the visiting delegation.

The statement, which was issued in English, added that the purpose of the visit is to confirm “the unequivocal support of the entire European Union for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence”, as well as to ” present a broad spectrum of support for the Ukraine (sic) and Ukrainians International organizations, such as the UN, were also made aware of the visit, according to the statement.

The EU is set to publish the list of companies and individuals targeted by a fourth round of sanctions targeting Russian business and media elites, as well as several defense companies.


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