President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office said in a statement on Monday that Ukraine and the European Union will hold a summit in Kyiv on February 3 to discuss European financial and military support.
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The statement said that Zelensky discussed the details of the high-level meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in his first phone call this year.
Together, the two leaders discussed “appropriate” arms deliveries and the launch of Ukraine’s new €18 billion financial aid programme, which was adopted by the European Parliament in December. The Ukrainian president insisted on paying his country’s first contribution within the month.
Last month, the European Parliament adopted a legislative package to help Ukraine financially, which also included the introduction of a minimum tax of 15% on the profits of multinational companies, aimed at combating tax evasion.