The meeting of EU foreign ministers in Kyiv Monday, is a “historic event” that sends a strong "message of support" for Ukraine, the war-torn country's foreign minister said.
Speaking alongside EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said holding a meeting of the EU's Foreign Affairs Council outside of the bloc's borders for the first time sends "a message in itself."
"A message of support, the unfettered support that the EU is extending to Ukraine, which we’re very much grateful for," he said.
Borrell said the EU ministers would study a peace plan put forward by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“This is the kind of brainstorming that we need to do among us — and together with [Ukraine] — in order to look at the situation of the war against Ukraine, how the EU is supporting Ukraine, and how we will continue to do that,” Borrell said.
He added that the EU foreign ministers had come to Kyiv to show "their commitment and the commitment of the European Union to continue to support Ukraine in the war of aggression of Russia against Ukraine.”
“These kinds of meetings are called informal because, first, they are outside of the premises of the European Union, and secondly because they are considered a high level political debate that has not the aim of reaching agreed conclusions and decisions,” Borrell said.