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German President Steinmeier to visit Ukraine today

Source : 112 Ukraine

The politicians will discuss the cooperation, situation in Donbas and UN peacekeeping mission in the conflict zone
11:06, 29 May 2018

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will officially visit Ukraine on May 29-30. This was reported by the press service of the Administration of Ukraine’s President.

“The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Ukraine will officially visit on May 29-30 upon the invitation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,” the message says.

According to the message, the politicians will discuss the issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, as well as ways of Germany’s further support for Ukraine’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Special attention will be paid to the situation in Donbas and the question of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission in the conflict zone.

Also, it is planned that Steinmeier will also visit Lviv.

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