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Ursula von Leyen wants to “celebrate the extraordinary resistance of the Ukrainian people”

Photo: Philipp von Ditfurth / dpa

On the second anniversary of the Russian attack on Ukraine, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

“More than ever before, we stand firmly on Ukraine’s side,” von der Leyen wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter) on Saturday.

This means financial, economic, military and moral.

“Until the country is finally free,” emphasized the politician.

She was in Kiev to set an example on the second anniversary of Russia's war against Ukraine and "to celebrate the extraordinary resistance of the Ukrainian people," von der Leyen wrote.

Von der Leyen traveled to the Ukrainian capital together with the heads of government from Italy, Canada and Belgium.

EU Commission President Giorgia Meloni, Justin Trudeau and Alexander De Croo arrived in Kiev by train from Poland early in the morning, the Italian government announced.

On Saturday, Meloni will lead a video conference of G7 heads of state and government from Kiev as acting chairwoman of the G7.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyj, will also take part as a guest.

The Russian army invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022 on the orders of Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin.

After more than a year of deadlocked fighting, Moscow is now going on the offensive again, especially in eastern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian soldiers are increasingly suffering from a lack of ammunition.

Zelenskyj repeatedly calls for accelerated deliveries of ammunition and weapons.

The Western sanctions against Moscow because of the war have not yet had the desired effect.