May 29, 2023
Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Vladimir Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky at his residence, who flew to Berlin on an official visit on the night of Sunday, May 14. Footage of the arrival of the head of Ukraine to the residence of the German president distributed n-tv channel.

Zelensky thanked Germany for its support during the war. “In the most difficult time in the modern history of Ukraine, Germany has shown itself to be our true friend and reliable ally, resolutely standing on the side of the Ukrainian people in the struggle for freedom and democratic values,” the Ukrainian leader stressed at a reception with the president.

The exact program of Zelenskiy’s visit is being kept secret for security reasons. However, Bild told plan of meetings of the President of Ukraine. So, according to him, after landing in Germany, the Ukrainian leader was taken by helicopter to the official residence of the German Minister of Defense in the Tiergarten area of ​​Berlin. After breakfast with German President Zelensky will be received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. They will talk in private.

After that, Zelenskiy is expected to be presented with the Charlemagne Prize in Aachen in western Germany during the day. transmits FAN.

Earlier about Zelensky’s visit to Germany for the first time since the start of the special operation unofficially reported only the media. The trip became known in early April, which caused discontent in Kyiv, as it was classified information. On the eve of the visit, the German Cabinet announced that it would send arms worth €2.7 billion to Kyiv in the coming months.

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