The President of the European Commission,

Ursula von der Leyen

, announced that the European Union will open an Office for Defense Innovations in Kyiv.

She announced this on February 28 in Strasbourg during hearings in the European Parliament, writes "Ukrinform".  

She noted that the Defense Innovation Office will bring Ukraine closer to the EU and help member countries learn from our experience.

"I am proud to announce that we will establish an Office for Defense Innovation in Kyiv. This will bring Ukraine even closer to Europe, and will provide an opportunity for our member countries to benefit from Ukraine's experience on the battlefield and innovations in the defense industry," commented Ursula von der Laien.

We would like to remind you that

in the coming weeks, the EU will conduct a screening of the legislation of Ukraine for accession.