Russia continues to spread information that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has left the country. At the same time, Russian propaganda calls the horrors of Bucha, Gostomel, and Borodyanka a fake. But the visit of the presidents of neighboring countries to Ukraine became one of the most striking historical refutations of Russian lies.
Significant political leaders arrived in Kyiv in the morning to understand the magnitude of what happened and send a message of support to the world. The Estonian president Alar Karis, Latvian president Egils Levits, Lithuanian president Gitanas Nauseda and head of Poland Andrzej Duda arrived on the train of the Ukrainian state enterprise Ukrzaliznytsia. The leaders of the countries met the prime minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal.
"Together with the Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland, we begin our visit to Ukraine today to demonstrate full solidarity with the heroic people and its President," the president of Latvia wrote in the morning.
They visited Borodyanka after the Russian attacks. Estonian president Alar Karis, Latvian president Egils Levits, Lithuanian president Gitanas Nauseda and head of Poland Andrzej Duda visited Borodyanka after the Russian attacks. The countries' leaders met the prime minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal.
So the guests of Ukraine could see numerous destruction of houses and roads, shot and burned cars. Mass media note that many vehicles have the inscription "children". Shmihal told the partners about already known crimes.
During the meeting, the presidents also spoke about the need to introduce large-scale sanctions that could stop the war. Also discussed was the mandatory punishment for the Russian army in financial and physical terms. For example, Russia's arrested funds and property abroad are planned to send for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
After the horrors of the war, politicians met with the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The head of state was waiting for guests not abroad — in his country, in the capital of Ukraine.
The visit of the four EU presidents to the Kyiv region shows a robust international coalition in support of Ukraine. The leaders commented on their trip to Ukraine on the official Twitter pages in the afternoon. For example, the Lithuanian president spoke of the horrors in Borodyanka and spoke of international punishment for criminals.
"Visited Borodyanka today. This is where the dark side of mankind has shown its face. Brutal war crimes committed by the Russian army will not stay unpunished. War criminals must be prosecuted internationally. Stay strong, Ukraine," Gitanas Nauseda tweeted.