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‘A message of European unity:’ EU leaders meet Ukrainian President Zelensky in Kyiv | Ukraine war

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French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi have arrived in Kyiv, a day after the United States announced $1 billion worth of new arms for embattled Ukrainian forces.

Kyiv’s troops are resisting a fierce onslaught in the Donbas region by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces, which are pushing to seize a swathe of eastern and southern Ukraine.

In a show of support, Mr Macron, Mr Scholz, and Mr Draghi are visiting the Ukrainian capital. The three leaders left Poland in the morning by train, according to an AFP video.

Asked by a journalist on arrival why he had come to Ukraine, Mr Macron said: “For a message of European unity.”

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This news story originally appeared at Entertainment News - on 25 July 2022