27/04 Press conference
A press conference with the Mayor of Kyiv, the Chair of Kharkiv Regional Council and the President of the European Committee of the Regions took place Wednesday from 16:30 in the European Committee of the Regions (rue Belliard 99-101, room JDE53) and online on this page.
The press conference was an opportunity to hear the first hand current state of play of the war in Ukraine and understand the demands of local and regional authorities to the EU in protecting people fleeing war.
- Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions
- Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv (intervening remotely)
- Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Chair of the Kharkiv Regional Council
The press conference followed a debate in the CoRs' plenary session (13:30–16:00 CET) streamed live with interventions from the Mayor of Kiev, Mayor of Lviv, Mayor of Mariupol, Mayor of Melitopol and the Chair of the Kharkiv Regional Council. Commissioners Elisa Ferreira, for Cohesion and Reforms, and Janez Lenarčič, for Crisis Management, the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri and the President of the City of Przemyśl Wojciech Bakun also joined the plenary debate.