Ucraina: Francia, Germania, Italy leaders head to Kyiv to meet Zelenskyy

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi were seen in a train car together headed for the county’s capital.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi were seen in a train car together headed for Kyiv, Ukraine Thursday morning.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi were seen in a train car together headed for Kyiv, Ukraine Thursday morning. (La Repubblica)

The visit will be the first by the men since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February and comes amid a fierce battle in the disputed Donbas region as the war extends into its fourth month, the AFP news agency reported.

Other world leaders like U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have met with Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

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The trip was unannounced but Macron had already been visiting the region.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and U.S. La presidente della Camera Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attend a meeting, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 30, 2022. Picture taken April 30, 2022.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and U.S. La presidente della Camera Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attend a meeting, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 30, 2022. Picture taken April 30, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS )

Macron said in Romania this week that Ukraine and Russia would eventually have to talk.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pose for a photo in Kyiv, Ucraina, di sabato, Maggio 14.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pose for a photo in Kyiv, Ucraina, di sabato, Maggio 14. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

“Ad un certo punto, when we will have helped Ukraine as much as possible to resist, when I hope Ukraine will have won and fighting will have stopped, we will have to negotiate,” ha detto ai giornalisti, according to the Wall Street Journal. He was in the country visiting French troops.

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