EU-Ukraine Summit kicks off in Kyiv

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Canan Kevser
12 October 2021, 11:14
Canan Kevser
12 October 2021, 11:14

The 23rd of European Union-Ukraine summit has kicked off in Kyiv on Tuesday, October 12.

The event will be co-chaired by the President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

EU-Ukraine summit / October 12, 2021

According to the EU, the summit reaffirms the continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union, and the European Union's unwavering support to Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The leaders will discuss the achievements and prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the implementation of the Association Agreement, the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, energy security, and deepening sectoral cooperation.

President of the European Council Charles Michel (L), President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (R).

The issues of cooperation in the field of security and defense, the development of the situation in Donbas and the occupied Crimea are also on the agenda.

According to Ukrainian presidency, a number of agreements are planned to be signed in the framework of the Summit. Also, parties are expected to adopt a joint statement following the Summit.

Earlier, President of the European Council Charles Michel attended the inaugural summit of the international Crimea Platform Summit on August 23, initiated by Ukraine to revert the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia through diplomatic means.

Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine.