Leading officials from the European Union (EU) recently visited Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and show support for Ukraine.
Financial and humanitarian aid
This meeting set out to demonstrate the EU’s support for Ukraine, as it deals with ongoing conflict with Russia and works to join the EU and NATO. The European Union has already given Ukraine significant financial and humanitarian aid, totaling almost 50 billion Euros. It’s also set to impose a 10th set of sanctions on Russia.
Additionally, the EU is increasing its military training mission for Ukraine and plans to train up to 30,000 troops.
Considering EU membership for Ukraine
Discussions at the meeting also touched on corruption, which is seen as a major obstacle to Ukraine’s EU membership. The EU is reportedly willing to let Ukraine join some key programs that offer benefits similar to full membership.