Sigmar Gabriel, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany claimed before his work visit to Ukraine that Donbas Conflict remains essential for his country as Ukrinform reported.
‘We want to show people in Ukraine by the trips to Kyiv and Mariupol that we do not leave you, this conflict is not frozen or forgotten for us but really essential and fire-dangerous’, the minister said.
Moreover, Gabriel noted that the unprecedented splash of the violence since the signing of the Minsk Agreement was spotted during 2017 in the East of Ukraine in the zone of the armed Donbas Conflict.
However, the exchange of the prisoners that took place on December 27 encourages.
As we reported Sigmar Gabriel will pay the work visit to Ukraine on January 3-4 and he will visit Donbas with Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister. The key point of the negotiations will be the role of Germany and France within the Normandy Format. Also, they will discuss the further joint steps to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine, to release the political prisoners detained in the Russian prisons.