European Leaders Arrive in Ukraine as Kyiv Renews Calls for More Military Support

  • Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi traveled together by train to the Ukrainian capital.
  • Ukrainian troops defending Severodonetsk are clinging to a chemical plant in the strategic eastern city.
  • The talks in Kyiv come a day after the U.S. announced it would send $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine.

KYIV, Ukraine—The leaders of France, Germany and Italy arrived in Ukraine on Thursday for talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky as the war of attrition with Russia reaches a pivotal moment and Kyiv amplifies its calls for Western military support to counter Moscow’s artillery barrages.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi reached Kyiv by train after huddling en route. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, posted a video showing the three leaders exiting a platform at a Kyiv railway station accompanied by armed guards.