On 3 February, the first EU-Ukraine summit since the Russian full-scale invasion tk place in Kyiv.
It was preceded by a no less important event: the day before, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv with 15 out of 27 EU Commissars for a meeting with the Ukrainian government — a first in the history of the EU.
“Today the Summit made two things absolutely clear,” the President of the European Council Charles Michel said on 3 February during the joint press conference following the EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv. “The EU will support Ukraine in every way we can for as long as it takes. We are not intimidated by the Kremlin. We are the family: Ukraine and the EU. The future of Ukraine is within the European Union. We will be right by your side to rebuild a modern, prosperous Ukraine firmly anchored on our common European path,” Charles Michel concluded.