Even before the G7 summit – Scholz wants to travel to Kyiv with Macron and Draghi

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Even before the G7 summit – Scholz wants to travel to Kyiv with Macron and Draghi

Von der Leyen meets President Selenskyj in Kyiv

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveled to Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s EU accession plan. An answer from the European Union Commission to the question of whether Ukraine can become an official candidate country is expected soon. View the press conference with President Zelenskyj here.

According to information from “Bild am Sonntag”, Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to travel to Kyiv this month along with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

BAccording to media reports, undeancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is planning a joint trip to Kyiv with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi before the G7 summit in late June. The report “Photos on Sunday” with reference to the Ukrainian and French government circles.

As such, Paris and Berlin are said to have been negotiating a joint visit to Kyiv for some time. According to information from the newspaper, Macron only wants to drive after the French parliamentary elections, which will take place on June 12 and 19. Taking the Italian head of government as a third party in the alliance is said to have been an idea from France. Scholz, Macron and Draghi wanted to mark European unity with their trip.

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Bild’s deputy editor-in-chief, Paul Ronzheimer, wrote on Twitter: “Scholz had previously announced that he would only visit Kyiv if there was a reason: ‘I will not join the group of people who come for a quick photo in and out. . it’s always for a very specific reason.’”

CDU foreign politician Roderich Kiesewetter called Scholz’s trip to WELT “long overdue”. The signal before the G7 summit is “indispensable” for the Ukrainian population. Kiesewetter hopes that this will also be linked to a willingness to help Ukraine with heavier weapons. “Russia must be prevented from committing more war crimes. Ukraine must restore its sovereignty and integrity at least until the January 2022 border.”

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