EU invites Zelenskyy to February summit

Brussels, Dec 22 (EFE).- The European Union on Thursday invited Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy to attend a special February summit in person.

The Ukrainian leader would meet with the heads of the European Commission and Council Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel.

Barend Leyts, the spokesman for Michel, announced the invitation following Zelenskyy’s arrival in Washington, where he met with United States president Joe Biden during his first overseas visit since the Russian invasion began in February this year.

“I can confirm the EU-Ukraine summit will take place on February 3 and there is an open invitation to President Zelenskyy to visit Brussels,” said Leyts.

Prior to Zelenskyy’s arrival in the US, the Biden administration announced a new $1.85 billion package of military aid for Ukraine, which for the first time includes one Patriot missile defense system that Kyiv had been requesting for months. EFE


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