Top EU officials visit Ukraine, show solidarity before war anniversary
KYIV: Over a dozen top European Union officials visited Kyiv on Thursday (Feb 2) to promise military, financial and political aid and show support for Ukraine before the first anniversary of Russia's invasion.
But unwilling to admit a country at war, the EU is set to dash Ukraine's hopes of being swiftly allowed membership, underlining the need for more anti-corruption measures.
"Good to be back in Kyiv, my 4th time since Russia's invasion. This time, with my team of Commissioners," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on Twitter under a photo of her arriving at a Kyiv railway station.