Macron, Scholz and Draghi to arrive in Kyiv for historic visit
10:07, Thursday, 16 June, 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will visit Kyiv for the first time since the beginning of the war in Ukraine on Thursday, in a historic joint trip.
The three leaders took a night train headed to Kyiv, according to pictures published by La Repubblica early on Thursday morning.
The joint visit from the leaders of the three largest EU economies carries important symbolic weight, especially ahead of the next meeting of EU leaders next week, when they are set to decide whether they want to grant Ukraine candidate status to join the bloc. What Macron, Scholz and Draghi will say on the matter is still unclear.