Leaders return safely to EU after visiting Kyiv amid attacks


The Prime Ministers of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia have safely returned to Poland after a visit to the beleaguered Ukrainian capital of Kyiv

The leaders met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday to send the message that Ukraine is not alone and that they support the nation’s aspirations to one day join the European Union.

They continued the hour-long train journey despite concerns within the EU about the security risks of traveling in a war zone.

Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller said Wednesday morning that they had returned safely to Poland.

Officials had not given details of their schedule for security reasons.

The long overland journey by train to kyiv and back was undertaken by Prime Ministers Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland, Petr Fiala of the Czech Republic and Janez Jansa of Slovenia. They were joined by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who is deputy prime minister and leader of the ruling Conservative Party and, in Poland’s unusual political arrangement, the country’s most powerful leader.

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