EU-Ukraine summit to be held in Kyiv on February 3

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A summit between the European Union and Ukraine will take place in Kyiv in a month, on February 3, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office announced Monday.

In a discussion between the Ukrainian president and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, “the parties discussed expected results of the next Ukraine-EU summit to be held on February 3 in Kyiv and agreed to intensify preparatory work,” the statement reads.

“I look forward to meeting you in Ukraine soon,” von der Leyen later confirmed on Twitter.

Top EU officials have already been to the Ukrainian capital on official visits: von der Leyen herself visited twice, first last April, then in September, while European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and European Council President Charles Michel both went to Kyiv in April.

During their first phone call of the year, Zelenskyy and von der Leyen also discussed overarching issues related to the war in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian president stressed “the importance of receiving the first tranche” of the latest €18 billion EU aid package to Ukraine “in January.” This would amount to a €3 billion payment.