France, Germany foreign ministers to visit demarcation line in Ukraine

The foreign ministers of France and Germany intend to visit the demarcation line in the conflict zone in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian said at a press conference in the French city of Brest on January 14….

“…Baerbock will visit Ukraine on Monday. We, France and Germany, will jointly visit the demarcation line and Kyiv. As the EU High Representative did during his visit to Ukraine, we will reaffirm the European stance,” said the French minister.

He noted that the meeting of European ministers in the Gymnich format, which had just ended in Brest and was dedicated to resolving tensions over Ukraine and European security, was probably one of the most important informal meetings in the EU’s political history.

“On issues related to Russia and Ukraine, I noticed yesterday the determination and unity of all those present [ministers] in terms of three major points. First, re-confirmation of a decisive firm stance with regard to any new threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine…in the context of the commitments made at the Council’s meeting on December 16. Any military aggression against Ukraine will have huge and severe repercussions as was firmly underlined by all the participants in this meeting,” said Jean-Yves Le Drian.