Ukraine and the EU will hold a summit on February

Ukraine and the EU will hold a summit on February 3 in Kyiv

Ukraine and the European Union will hold a summit in Kyiv on February 3 to discuss financial and military assistance to Europe, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office said in a statement Monday.

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In his first phone call of the year, Zelenskyy discussed details of the high-level meeting with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the statement said.

Leaders jointly discussed the delivery of “appropriate” weapons and the launch of the new €18 billion financial assistance program for Ukraine, approved by the European Parliament in December. The President of Ukraine insisted that an initial contribution would be paid to his country later in the month.

Last month, the European Parliament passed a package of laws to provide financial support to Ukraine, including introducing a minimum tax of 15% on multinational companies’ profits to combat tax evasion.