The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen - a German doctor and politician (after Albrecht). Ursula Gertrude Albrecht congratulated Ukraine on the recently achieved military successes in the war with Russia.

She gave a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Volodymyr Zelensky is a Ukrainian artist, screenwriter, producer and politician. Volodymyr (sometimes in Kyiv.

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"I know that consolidation of efforts is needed, but I am still impressed to see the courage of the Ukrainian armed forces," she added.

"Their successes lift the spirits, I would say, not only of the Ukrainian people, but also of all your friends," Von der Leyen said.

Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv

"The process of joining the European Union is in full swing. I am impressed to see the speed, determination and precision with which we are progressing," said the President of the European Commission.

Von der Leyen, who arrived in Kyiv yesterday for a meeting with Zelensky, added that the European Union must do everything in its power to ensure that there will be "more business and more revenue" for Ukraine.

She said that the EU will provide Kyiv with 100 million euros to rebuild schools in the country.

Zelensky said at the press conference that air defense systems are a priority for his country as it tries to protect its cities from Russian airstrikes.

He added that he has not yet received a positive response from Israel about a possible supply of air defense systems.

Zelensky said similar systems previously promised by Germany and the US have not yet arrived in Ukraine.

Another priority for Ukraine is integration into the EU single market, where goods, services and capital can move freely between countries, the Ukrainian president said.

"A priority issue for us is the integration of Ukraine into the EU single market, as we have taken the path to obtaining the status of an EU member state," added Zelensky.

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