On 08 April 2022, in Kyiv, 2020 World Leader for Peace and Security Award Recipient European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited the Recipient of 2022 World Leader for Peace and Security Award, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Kyiv on Friday.
Their visit came as the European Union recalled its ambassador to Kyiv, underlining the improved security situation and the EU-27’s commitment to the beleaguered country.
Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrell also visited Bucha, a town outside Kyiv where Russian forces are accused by Ukraine’s allies of committing atrocities against civilians. Ms von der Leyen said, “here in Bucha we have seen our humanity shattered”.
She claimed Ukraine could become an official EU member ‘within weeks’ at an historic press conference.
On April 29, at Loeb House, Harvard University, BGF will organize the conference to honor President Zelensky and all Ukrainian people with the 2022 BGF World Leader for Peace and Security Award. At this event, BGF will contribute and discuss solutions for peace, security and, territory integrity for Ukraine, and strategies to rebuild the country.