European leaders Scholz, Macron and Draghi arrive in Kyiv to meet with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Kyiv on Thursday, the French presidential palace said. Scholz said the three leaders wanted “to show their support for Ukraine and the citizens of Ukraine.” “But we don’t just want to demonstrate solidarity, we also want to assure that the help we organize — financial and humanitarian, but also when it comes to weapons — will be continued,” he said. Support will continue for as long as is necessary, he said. The trio took an overnight train to Kyiv from Poland. They are expected to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Major German and Italian media outlets, including Germany’s ZDF and Italy’s Repubblica, had earlier published a photo of the three leaders on the train. It is the first time the three travel to Kyiv since the war started in Ukraine.