European Commissioner Ilva Johansson, who is responsible for internal EU affairs, including migration issues, has arrived in Kyiv.
She announced this in her Twitter account.
Johansson notes that he has scheduled meetings with Prime Minister Denis Shmygal, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Olga Stefanishina.
"I am here to discuss the practical implementation of the directive on temporary protection (of Ukrainians fleeing the war in the EU - EP), steps on the way to the EU, and, most importantly, to express the EU's unwavering support for Ukraine and its people," the commissioner said.
She adds that nearly 3.9 million Ukrainian citizens have now applied for temporary protection in EU countries.
"I am here to find out how best to provide support in the EU and in Ukraine, including for those returning home from EU countries... No matter what happens next in the war, Ukrainians will always be welcome in the EU," wrote Ilva Johansson.
During the visit, EU commissioners are likely to discuss among other things the practical problems Ukrainians often have when traveling within the EU or traveling back to Ukraine because of inconsistency among EU countries in rules for those who have received temporary protection.