The President of the European Council arrives in Ukraine to meet Volodymyr Zelensky

European Council President Charles Michel met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Thursday, January 19 – ahead of the EU-Ukraine Summit on February 3. This visit is Michel’s third since Russia began its invasion. Footage released by the Ukrainian President’s office shows Zelensky and Michel greeting each other warmly outside the Mariinsky Palace and engaging in conversation inside. In a brief statement on Facebook, Zelensky said that Ukraine and the EU had already achieved significant results in their “historic rapprochement” and were working to achieve more. During his visit on 19 January, Michel delivered a speech to the Verkhovna Rada, in which he reinforced the European Council’s commitment to support Ukraine. “From day one, Russia has miscalculated. The collapse of Ukraine has not happened and will not happen. The European Union is more united than ever. Our transatlantic relations are closer than ever,” Michel said. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

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