At midnight last Sunday, Ukrainian citizens could for the first time ever travel to the 30 countries of the Schengen Zone without a visa. This is a forceful reminder of one of the most poignant slogans of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, namely that “Ukraine is Europe”.

This week, Margot Wallström is making her first visit to Ukraine as Minister for Foreign Affairs. At the same time, the Riksdag is ratifying the uniquely comprehensive EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. These two events send a clear message: Sweden’s commitment to Ukraine continues and is being deepened.