The European Union will resume its diplomatic presence in kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, after temporarily moving it to Poland following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the bloc announced on Friday.
Matti Maasikas, head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, joined senior EU officials visiting the country on Friday and will remain in Kyiv to reopen the delegation and assess conditions for the return of staff, the service said. bloc diplomacy.
Senior EU diplomat Josep Borrell said the move would strengthen the bloc’s interactions with the Ukrainian government and help support Ukrainian citizens.
The EU delegation was evacuated from Kyiv to the Polish city of Rzeszow shortly after the Russian invasion.