On the occasion of Ukraine's Independence Day, President of Germany Frank-Walther Steinmeier sent his Ukrainian colleague Petro Poroshenko a congratulation letter. Ukraine's presidential administration reported that on Thursday afternoon.
'(...) I'm sending you most sincere wishes, on the behalf of the German citizens, too', the letter says.
The German president also wrote that his country supports Ukraine as it fights political, economic and social challenges.
'Along with European and international partners, Germany will keep standing for people in Ukraine to enjoy a free, independent life in peace, stability and welfare', he wrote.
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Steinmeier added that in order to succeed on this path, Ukraine should decisively continue with the reforms that already started.
The German official wished Ukraine a happy and peaceful future.