Munich Security Conference kicks off

16:05, 16 February 2018

The Munich Security Conference starts today and will last until Feb. 18. Politicians, diplomats, and experts from leading countries will participate in the conference. This year, the focus is on the role of the European Union as a major political force and the EU relations with Russia and the U.S.

Apart from the main program which includes speeches and discussions, a number of meetings will take place. The situation in Ukraine has been one of the main topics of the conference over the past four years.

President Petro Poroshenko will visit Munich for the fourth time to give a speech on security in Europe and hold a number of meetings. Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four countries are also expected to negotiate in Munich.