The diplomatic mission of the European Council in Ukraine is returning from Polish Rzeszow to Kyiv, the press service of the European External Action Service in Brussels (EEAS) reported.
“The European Union is resuming its diplomatic presence in Kyiv. After the Russian invasion on February 24, the European Union Delegation was temporarily relocated to the Polish city of Rzeszow. Today, during his visit to Kyiv, EU High Representative Josep Borrell announced that the work of the EU Delegation to Ukraine will now again be carried out from Kyiv “, – said in a message on the official website of the EU on Friday evening.
“With this visit, the European Union is returning back to Kyiv. I mean it literally: our head of our delegation has returned here so that we can work even more directly and closely with the Ukrainian authorities,” the EEAS press service quoted Borrell as saying.
EU Delegation Head Matti Maasikas accompanied High Representative Borrell and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on their joint visit to Kyiv on Friday. They stayed in the capital to reopen the premises of the representative office and assess the conditions for the gradual return of all employees of the representative office to Kyiv.
“During our stay in Kyiv, we saw firsthand the ability of the Ukrainian administration to ensure the effective and full functioning of state and government structures, despite very difficult circumstances. The return of our delegation to Kyiv will ensure even better interaction with the government and greater support from the Ukrainian people,” he added. Supreme Representative.
Some members of the Delegation will remain in Rzeszow and work from there.
As previously reported, this week the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry announced the return of the ambassador to Kyiv. The diplomats were also returned by the Latvian Foreign Ministry. At the end of March, Slovenia’s charge d’affaires arrived in the capital of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the war unleashed by Russia, the Polish ambassador to Ukraine has always remained in Kyiv, who clarified to the media that in addition to him, the Turkish ambassador and the apostolic nuncio to Ukraine also worked in the Ukrainian capital.