Despite the dangers brought upon by Russian bombardment campaigns, the prime ministers of three European countries, namely Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša, and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, traveled via train to Kyiv to personally meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to show their collective solidarity to Ukraine, which has successfully repelled the Russian invasion thus far.

“Europe must guarantee Ukraine’s independence and ensure that it is ready to help in Ukraine’s reconstruction,” said Morawiecki ahead of the meeting.

Their train reportedly departed before 9 AM local time from Poland, which shares a 310-mile border with Ukraine. Poland is also a country that has taken in almost 1.8 million Ukrainian refugees since the start of the war. Upon arrival, Ukraine thanked and praised the three leaders as the journey was reportedly hazardous as Russian troops are currently within the vicinity of Kyiv. More so, it was the subject of bombardments when the three European leaders were holding the meeting with Zelensky.