In a show of EU solidarity towards the tragedy of Bucha and its continued unwavering support to Ukraine, 27 Ambassadors of the EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) traveled to Ukraine on Mar.30, exactly 400 days after the start of a full-scale invasion.
Ambassador Delphine Pronk, Chair of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union, deputy Political Director posted on Twitter: “Strolling around Kyiv and its neighborhood you can find both - signs of Russian barbarism and Ukraine’s victory. Перемога буде за нами!” – victory will be ours!
EU Ambassadors reiterated their resolve to support Ukraine to defend itself against Russian aggression in line with the UN Charter, contain the global fallout from the war and uphold the international rules-based order. Ambassadors also visited Borodyanka to commemorate the victims of atrocities committed by Russia one year ago.
Visit of the EU Political and Security Committee to the EUMAM training mission of Ukrainian soldiers. Source Twitter Delphine Pronk.
EU Ambassadors arrived in Kyiv after spending two days in the field with the EU Military Assistance Mission to Ukraine (EUMAM), where they met Ukrainian soldiers undertaking EU-sponsored military training in Germany and Poland. In Kyiv, the delegation met members of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and the Ukrainian government – Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna, and Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Perebyinis.
Pronk stressed the importance of this working visit: “This is the first visit to Ukraine by all 27 EU Member States since the full-scale invasion of the country by Russia. We showed the EU’s resolve and will continue to support Ukraine in its fight for freedom. The Ukrainian government confirmed the effectiveness of EU support. I saw that our military assistance and training makes a difference for the brave men and women who defend their country”.
Since the Russian invasion on 24 February 2022, the EU and its Member States have provided more than € 67 billion in bilateral support. The EU continues to deliver defense supplies, with over € 3.6 billion in equipment (including weapons for the first time) and a new agreement for €2 billion to ship ammunition. The EU civilian mission EUAM Ukraine and EUROJUST cooperate to support the documenting of war crimes. Meanwhile, more than 4 million Ukrainians receive asylum in EU Member States.
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