Moldovan President Maia Sandu, arrived on Monday, in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for a working visit.
In a statement, the press office of the Moldovan President said that Sandu will visit Borodianka, Bucha, and Irpin, and will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Last Saturday, Sandu announced that she intends to travel to neighboring Ukraine soon, without specifying the date of the visit.
In press remarks, she noted that food security in her country is threatened by the war in Ukraine, which is a major exporter of grain.
The leaders of the European Union officially agreed a few days ago to grant Moldova and Ukraine the status of a candidate to join the bloc.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister (FM) Sergey Lavrov stressed on Monday that Moscow will not set artificial timetables to complete its “special military operation”, launched in Ukraine on February 24, by Victory Day on May 9.
In press remarks, Lavrov reiterated that the operation aims to “ensure the safety of civilians and make sure that there are no threats from Ukraine to civilians and Russia,” adding that the operational pace depends on the need to mitigate risks for civilians and Russian troops.