“I will never forget the visit to Irpin” Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa visited the war-torn Kyiv region
Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa arrived in Kyiv on May 21, 2022. He visited Kyiv region and was impressed by what he saw there.
“I will never forget the visit to Irpin. The levels of destruction and violence are completely devastating. I testified the evidence of vicious, indiscriminate and unjustified attacks,” wrote António Costa on Twitter. “War always affects innocent people. Families that had their lives here, their jobs, their neighborhood, had to abandon everything to try to save their lives. What impresses me the most is violence against civilians.”
He also met with Ukrainian officials, including the President of Ukraine — Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Moreover, Portugal will provide Ukraine with up to EUR 250 million of financial support. The memorandum was signed on May 21, 2022, in Kyiv by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa.