German foreign minister visits Kiev — RT World News

This is Annalena Baerbock’s second trip to the Ukrainian capital since the beginning of the Russian military operation.

Germany’s top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday in a surprise visit. He said the trip was meant to show that Berlin is set to continue supporting Kiev for “as long as necessary.

This is the German foreign minister’s second official trip to Ukraine since Russia launched its military operation in late February.

According to Der Spiegel media outlet, Baerbock traveled by train from Poland and arrived in Kiev in the morning, accompanied by a small delegation.

Speaking immediately after his arrival, the official explained that his visit was meant to signal that the German government was “will continue to stand by Ukraine as long as necessary – with the delivery of weapons, with humanitarian and financial support.” He assured the Ukrainians that they could count on Berlin.

The diplomat also pointed out that Germany will not let itself tire of supporting the Eastern European country, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to “divide our society with lies and blackmail [it] with energy supplies.

Baerbock goes on to argue that Ukrainian troops are fighting not only for “their lives, for the lives of their families and their friends,“but also”our European peace order.

The German minister is expected to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba, among other officials, with the rest of his program being kept secret for security reasons, the article said.

According to Der Spiegel, the Ukrainian side is expected to renew their requests for the delivery of heavy weapons, especially German-made battle tanks.

In mid-May, Baerbock was among the first top German officials to visit Kiev since Russia launched its offensive in Ukraine. A month later, Chancellor Olaf Scholz, together with French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, also arrived in the Ukrainian capital.

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