President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the farewell ceremony in Strasbourg dedicated to the distinguished German politician, Chancellor of Germany in 1982-1998, Helmut Kohl.
Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlp Klimkin, attended the ceremony.
Poroshenko called the former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl a great friend of Ukraine. He stated this during a meeting with journalists .
"Today in Strasbourg Germany, Europe and the whole world said goodbye to the great German, the great chancellor who united Germany, the great leader of the united Europe and the great friend of Ukraine who saw Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in the family of European nations, "he said.
Kohl was the Chancellor of West Germany from 1982 until 1998. He is the only German politician who occupied this position for four terms at a run.