Federal President Steinmeier unwelcome in Kyiv

The Ukrainian government has rejected a visit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Kyiv. Steinmeier expressed his disappointment about this on Tuesday on the sidelines of a visit to Warsaw. Actually, Polish President Andrej Duda and he had agreed to travel to Kyiv together with colleagues from Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia “to send a strong signal of joint European solidarity with Ukraine,” he said. “I was ready to do that. But apparently – and I have to acknowledge it – that was not wanted in Kyiv,” he added.

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