Kyiv (dpa) – Germany’s Overseas Minister Annalena Baerbock visits Ukraine for fourth time since Russia started its conflict of aggression in February 2022. The minister arrived within the capital Kyiv on Monday morning. On arrival, she pledged persevering with assist for Ukraine, together with on its path to European Union membership. She mentioned that Ukraine was additionally defending “the liberty of all of us. Simply as Ukraine is putting itself earlier than us, it can also depend on us” – for instance on Germany resolutely supporting Ukraine on its manner into the European Union.
Amid ongoing Russian assaults on the nation’s infrastructure and vitality provide, Baerbock mentioned that the EU wished to attach its vitality community much more carefully with Ukraine’s. Households shouldn’t must worry for his or her provide when Russia’s President Vladimir Putin targets the nation’s electrical energy substations. Germany won’t let up in its efforts to “assist Ukraine in its defence towards Russia’s aggression: economically, militarily, and within the humanitarian sphere”.
The final time the international minister visited Ukraine was in January, when she was the primary German cupboard member for the reason that starting of the conflict to journey to japanese Ukraine, which is near the Russian border, and go to the lengthy and fiercely contested metropolis of Kharkiv. Beforehand, she had been to Kyiv twice after the conflict began in February 2022 – in mid-Could 2022 as the primary member of the Federal Cupboard and in mid-September of final 12 months.