Charles Michel announced his trip to the Ukrainian capital in a message sent by the social network Twitter. Your visit was not on today’s agenda.
“In Kiev today, in the heart of a free and democratic Europe,” wrote Charles Michel in a message attached to a photo taken at the railway station in the Ukrainian capital.
It was announced this Tuesday that Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will travel to Kiev “in the next few days”.
Pedro Sánchez is thus following in the footsteps of several other European officials who traveled to the Ukrainian capital, despite the fact that the country is at war and occupied by Russia.
The first political leaders to visit Kiev in person were the leaders of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki of Slovenia, Janez Jansa and Petr Fiala of the Czech Republic, who traveled in person in mid-March, despite having previously informed the European Union. .
On 31 March, Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, followed on behalf of the EU institutions, followed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Josep, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs. Borrell.
Slovak Prime Ministers Eduard Heger and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, as well as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, also visited the Ukrainian capital in April.