The 22nd Summit between the European Union and Ukraine is taking place on 6 October. It will be the first bilateral summit to be held physically in Brussels since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The European Union will be represented by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. The Summit will also be attended by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph Borrell.

President Volodymyr Zelensky will represent Ukraine.

During the event, the leaders will discuss bilateral issues, in particular, the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and EU support for Ukraine. In addition, the next steps in the implementation of the Association Agreement will be considered, including a deep and comprehensive free trade area and also a state of affairs with reforms in Ukraine.

Among other things, the summit participants will discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, recent events in Belarus, as well as regional and foreign policy issues.

Natalia Tolub

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