Ukraine: Press point by David McAllister and Nathalie Loiseau in Mariupol 

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The two co-Chairs of the high-level European Parliament delegation visiting Ukraine will hold a press point in Mariupol today at 13.00 CET (14.00 local time).

The nine members of the European Parliament are on a fact-finding trip to Ukraine from 30 January to 1 February, to gather information on the current crisis. MEPs will observe the situation on the ground, and want to show the EU’s solidarity with the Ukrainian people as well as European unity in the face of the Russian aggression.


The leaders of the delegation, the Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Security and Defence Subcommittee David McAllister (EPP, DE) and Nathalie Loiseau (Renew, FR) will hold a press point in Mariupol today.


When: 14.00 - 14.30 local time, Monday, 31 January 2022

Where: Mariupol, Port of Mariupol


All the audio and video materials will be made available as soon as possible here.


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Background


The current crisis has been provoked by an ongoing Russian military build-up in and around Ukraine, as well as the destabilising use of hybrid attacks, including disinformation and cyber-attacks, on Ukrainian government institutions. By sending this delegation, the European Parliament wants to show its support for the strongest possible response should Russia take military steps against Ukraine.