Von der Leyen arrives in Warsaw to show solidarity with Ukraine

After von der Leyen's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Belvedere Palace at 1 pm, the two will take part in the 'Stand Up for Ukraine' event in the Palace on Water in the Lazienki Royal Park at 3 pm. UKRANIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE /PAP/EPA

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has arrived in Warsaw to take part in a special event to support people of war-torn Ukraine.

The event is part of the European Commission's and Canadian government's 'Stand Up for Ukraine' campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to raise funding to support refugees fleeing Ukraine and internally displaced people in the country.

"The 'Stand Up for Ukraine' event will be held in the Polish capital in recognition of Poland's essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine," the European Commission said in a press release.

Poland has taken in around 2.6 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard reported earlier on Saturday.

After von der Leyen's meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Belvedere Palace at 1 pm, the two will take part in the 'Stand Up for Ukraine' event in the Palace on Water in the Lazienki Royal Park at 3 pm.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join the event remotely.

On Friday, von der Leyen visited Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, to show the bloc's "unwavering support" and accelerate the country's EU membership process.