High-level EPP delegation to visit Ukraine this weekend
Leaders of the European People's Party (EPP), including former European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, are planning to visit Kyiv this weekend.
The EPP's press service said that the delegation will include EPP Vice-President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok, and the EPP Group's Coordinator on Foreign Affairs Jose Ignacio Salafranca.
"The purpose of this high-level mission is to express the support of the EPP family for the Ukrainian people and their European aspirations in light of the Euromaidan protests," reads the statement.
The delegation will also meet with the leader of the UDAR parliamentary faction, Vitaliy Klitschko, and the leader of the Batkivschyna parliamentary faction, Arseniy Yatseniuk, as well as with Yevhenia Tymoshenko, daughter of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
In addition, members of the delegation will meet with injured protestors at Kyiv hospital.