Unity in the face of aggression is a sentiment EU member states stressed over and over again when Russian troops first invaded Ukraine. But that unity developed cracks when it came to the specifics – how to punish Putin and his allies? How to best support Ukraine? Now, over a hundred days into the war, the positions keep drifting apart, as Christine Mhundwa reports.
The European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen made a surprise visit to Kyiv for talks with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
They focused on Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union. Kyiv submitted its membership application back in March. Brussels is set to publish its final assessment next week. Von der Leyen says the commission is working all-out to facilitate the process.
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