The Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs going to Ukraine
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Minister of Foreign Affairs Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir will head towards Ukraine today to meet with the government.
The ministers are flying to Poland today, and are then expected to continue their journey by overnight train to Ukraine and the official visit to that country will begin tomorrow.
These plans have been kept very secret, for security reasons, but the ministers are accompanied by some ministerial aides and reporters from RÚV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Þórdís Kolbrún went to Ukraine at the end of last November with foreign ministers from other Nordic and Baltic countries, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, among others.
Icelanders have contributed to Ukraine’s aid since the Russian invasion, economically with financial support, with humanitarian aid, with support for defence and, especially, politically on the international stage. Further support for Ukraine is expected to be discussed and presented during the trip.
The visit is also the occasion of the Icelandic Presidency of the Council of Europe and the Council Summit, which will take place in Reykjavík in May, with Ukraine having a crucial role at the summit.