German Foreign Minister in Ukraine for discussion on Cease-Fire, Economy
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in Ukraine Friday to converse with government officials the cease-fire contract and the financial stabilization of the country, his ministry said.
The discussion with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko comes as the cease-fire contract attained by Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists proves to be more delicate than expected for.
Mr. Steinmeier will talk about the Minsk cease-fire contract reached in September with the target to bring about a future meeting of the contact group of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the ministry said.
“We don’t suppose to witness a Christmas sensation there. We know how complex the circumstances are,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli. “The minister wishes to send a message that we confirm solidarity with Ukraine and that we wish for negotiations on the situation in eastern Ukraine to construct development.”
One matter of the discussion will be that the contact group should continue meeting on determining the contact line in Ukraine, she added.