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Ukraine's prime minister said the Ukraine-EU summit will be held on Friday as the country continues to grapple with Russia's invasion.
"The Ukraine-EU summit will be held in Kiev on February 3", said the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denys Shmygal, during the Government meeting on Tuesday. He said that this event is "extremely important" for Kiev's aim to join the European bloc.
"The fact that this summit will be held in Kiev is a strong signal for both partners and enemies," Shmygal emphasized.
The European Union has not yet given details on who will participate in this summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine to begin on February 24, 2022, and his forces have repeatedly attacked civilian infrastructure, including in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
Shmygal said the fact that this high-profile summit is being held while the war is ongoing is evidence for Russia that its efforts to sow discord among Kiev's Western allies and prevent Ukraine from joining the EU have been nonsense
The Ukrainian Prime Minister said that another key event will take place on Thursday, when consultations between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission will be held "for the first time in our history".
Ukraine received the status of a candidate country for the EU in June of last year.
EU states have staunchly backed Ukraine since Moscow launched its invasion in February, hitting Russia with a wave of economic sanctions and sending weapons to Kiev.