Europe: Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will visit Brussels from 15 and 16 May as part of a European diplomatic tour de force.
As per the statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry Dmytro Kuleba will be a special guest at a meeting of the European Union Council on Foreign Affairs on Monday, May 16.
The main topics of discussion will be Europe’s future as well as what role Ukraine can play as a part of it. Ukraine’s potential official European Union candidate status is also on the agenda, despite Macron’s more sober prediction on Ukraine’s swift accession to the EU.
Moreover, the EU and Ukrainian delegates will also discuss the sixth package of European Union sanctions against Russia, in which both parties are pushing for an embargo on Russian oil, in spite of the pushback from certain Member States.
As part of the European Union agenda, Kuleba will also hold talks with European Commission leaders on how to best support the Ukrainian economy, rebuild destroyed infrastructure as well as increase humanitarian aid to war-torn Ukraine.
Before visiting Brussels, the foreign minister Kuleba will also be travelling to Germany for meetings with the German government in Berlin and a G7 meeting of foreign ministers in Lubeck.
Along with this, the final stop of the diplomatic tour will be The Hague, where he will meet the members of the Dutch government but also will be bringing attention to Ukraine’s cases at the ICC against Russia in the hope of getting them to justice for alleged crimes against humanity against the war-torn nation and its individuals.