The Minsk agreement on ending the Ukraine conflict will be high on the EU's agenda at its October 23 EU Council meeting in Brussels / Photo by UNIAN

“We will focus on the recent development of events and the path to implementing the Minsk agreements,” the diplomat said.

The meeting will open with a working session devoted to the EU’s 2030 goals for climate and energy. The issue of the economic situation within the EU will dominate the second day of the meeting.

This will be the last such meeting held under the leadership of current President of the EU Council Herman Van Rompuy. The next meeting will be chaired by Donald Tusk, the Polish Prime Minister, who was recently elected EU Council president.