Germany’s Scholz perceives positive progress in deescalating Ukraine-Russia relations

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February 6, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz underlined “a growing improvement in the situation” with the conflict over Ukraine. The Chancellor stated this in his interview with the ARD TV channel, as cited by German media, UA reported.

On the eve of his first visit to the United States as head of the German government, Scholz outlined that Russian and Ukrainian parties manage to move forward. The official added that he was “personally proud’ of the progress made.

February 7, Scholz is going to Washington, and on February 14-15 he will pay a visit to Kyiv and Moscow.

As reported before, February 7-8, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock would pay an official visit to Ukraine. In addition, Foreign Ministers Jan Lipavský (the Czech Republic), Alexander Schallenberg (Austria), and Ivan Korčok (Slovakia) will pay a joint visit to Donbas.

French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Ukraine on February 8 after his visit to Moscow.

Ukraine’s MFA head Dmyrto Kuleba assures that the constant visits of high-level foreign guests to Ukraine deter Russian aggression.

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