European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will go to Kyiv on Wednesday for talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
She said this in her annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament.
Announcing the visit, von der Leyen listed the steps and plans for the further rapprochement of Ukraine and the EU.
"In March, we successfully connected Ukraine to our electricity grid. It was planned for 2024, and we did it in just two weeks, and today Ukraine is exporting electricity to the EU," she said.
Von der Leyen emphasized that she wants to significantly expand this mutually beneficial trade.
"We have already suspended import duties on Ukrainian exports. We will welcome Ukraine into our free European roaming network, it's really time to do that. Our 'solidarity lines' are a great success. And building on all of this, the commission will work with Ukraine to go even further." and ensure Ukraine's uninterrupted access to the EU single market. Our single market is one of the biggest success stories, and it's time to make it a success story for our Ukrainian friends as well.
That is why today I am going to Kyiv to discuss all this with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and to show him that the single market has potential for the future of Ukraine as well," von der Leyen said.
She is also convinced that Putin will lose his war of aggression, and Ukraine and Europe will win it.
In addition, the head of the European Commission promised that the EU will continue to support Ukraine and strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation, which have already caused enormous damage to it.