Zelensky to discuss with Merkel peace in Donbas, Crimea and Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

Also among the topics that will be raised during the visit is the strengthening of Germany's role in the Normandy format
13:30, 10 July 2021

Zelensky to hold a press conference

On July 11, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will pay a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, where he will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This was announced by the new press secretary of the president, Serhiy Nykyforov, at a briefing on Friday, according to the press service of the head of state.

"Volodymyr Zelensky, of course, will emphasize the importance of terminating the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. He has arguments that should convince that this pipeline is detrimental to both Ukraine and European countries," Serhiy Nykyforov stressed. 

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According to him, the parties will also discuss the increase of Germany's role in the Normandy format and in establishing peace in Donbas.

The President's spokesman also noted that Ukraine expects the participation of high-level German representatives in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, which is scheduled for August 23.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Washington on July 15 where she will meet with US President Joe Biden. The parties will discuss Nord Stream 2.

"On Thursday, July 15, the president will receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House," Psaki said.

According to her, the leaders will discuss a number of issues, including Nord Stream 2.

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