Germany's Sigmar Gabriel to visit Ukraine conflict zones

2018/1/3 14:07:10

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit the areas near the Ukrainian frontline during a two-day trip to the country. He is expected to discuss Berlin's diplomatic role in "countering Russian aggression."



BERLIN, Jan 3, 2018 - Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel will arrive in Ukraine on Wednesday for talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin. The two ministers will discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace accords.


"The key issue of the talks will be the role of Germany, alongside France, in the Normandy format to counter Russian aggression," the Ukrainian ministry said in a statement. "On this account, the minister will discuss further joint steps to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine as well as the release of Ukrainian prisoners captured by Russians."


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