REUTERS

The Ukraine-EU summit has been postponed to October 6.

That's according to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, who made a tweet following a phone conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

"In my call with President @ZelenskyyUa and I agreed to meet, together with President @vonderleyen, in Brussels on 6 October for the 22nd EU-Ukraine summit. Looking forward to our discussion on this important partnership shortly after the special #EUCO of 1 and 2 October," the official tweeted.

In a separate tweet, Michel offered "heartfelt condolences to all the families and friends who lost a loved one in the plane crash in Ukraine and to president @ZelenskyyUa."

EU summit with Ukraine: Background

  • The previous EU-Ukraine summit took place in Kyiv on July 8, 2019. The EU was represented at the summit by the then presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk and the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and Ukraine – by President Zelensky.
  • Earlier, the 22nd Ukraine-EU summit was scheduled to be held in Brussels on October 1.
  • On September 22, Zelensky said that representatives of Ukraine and the European Union would discuss the creation of a negotiating platform for the deoccupation of Crimea.