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Leading German politicians not to visit FIFA World Cup 2018, - mass media

It remains unknown whether Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is to visit the event. As her representative stated, the information about Merkel’s visits is usually reported a week before its carrying out
14:35, 3 June 2018

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Many German leading politicians do not plan to visit FIFA World Cup 2018 on June 14-15 in Russia, as Bild am Sonntag informed, Deutche Welle reports.

Wolfgang Schäuble, the President of the Bundestag, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, Heiko Maas, Germany’s Foreign Minister, Olaf Scholz, the Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister of Germany, for now, do not intend to visit FIFA World Cup 2018, as their official representatives informed the news agency.

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At the same time, it remains unknown whether Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is to visit the event. As her representative stated, the information about Merkel’s visits is usually reported a week before its carrying out.

“It concerns this case as well,” the representative noted.

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In his turn, Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Interior Minister, who is responsible for sports, told about the intentions to watch one of the games of the German team alive, if the work schedule allows.

Besides, the news agency made public the results of the survey, which shows that 62% respondents supported the idea that the leading German politicians visit FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, 30% - are against it.

FIFA World Cup 2018 is to take place in Russia on June 14-15, 2018.

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Earlier, Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, called the Ukrainians for refusing from the visit to FIFA World Cup 2018.

The German football hooligans were recommended not to go to Russia to watch FIFA World Cup 2018. Police banned seven football fans exiting the country.

Related: Foreign Minister urges Ukrainians not to visit Russia for FIFA 2018 World Cup

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