Von der Leyen and Borrell en route to Kiev

Von der Leyen and Borrell en route to Kiev

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the EU's foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell are travelling to Kiev today to meet Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Looking forward to Kyiv," von der Leyen wrote on Twitter with a photo showing her at a station next to a train bearing Ukrainian colours, with Borrell and Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger.

Borrell also accompanied his "Going to Kyiv" tweet with a picture of the two EU officials.

Heger explained that the three are already in Ukraine and that the purpose of their visit is to "discuss our proposals for helping Ukraine with (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy and (Prime Minister) Denys Shmyhal" and to "offer options for transporting grains, including wheat & to increase the use of Slovakia's humanitarian hub".

Von der Leyen and Borrell will then travel to Warsaw, Poland.