The head of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, at the end of the EU-Ukraine summit, spoke about how she had to hide in a bomb shelter at the post office in Kyiv.
“On Friday morning I visited with the Prime Minister of Ukraine [Денисом Шмыгалем] post office near Maidan Square, where I found many people who came to replace their old electric light bulbs with modern LED lamps <…> after this short visit there was an air raid, and I had to take shelter <…>. This shows the reality of
Von der Leyen traveled with European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and 14 European commissioners to Kyiv for the EU-Ukraine summit on 3 February. During their visit to Kyiv, an air raid alert was issued, but no strikes were reported. Two hours later, the alarm was cancelled.
The main topic of the summit was the issue of the country’s accession to the EU and the “peace plan” of the Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukraine is currently at a low level of accession to the EU, according to the EC analytical report on assessing the country’s readiness for European integration. It is noted that the country has not reached the “advanced” level necessary to start the process of integration of the country into the EU in any of the spheres of the economy.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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