Merkel to Visit Ukraine on Aug 23

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Ukraine on August 23 to hold talks with Ukrainian leaders aimed at boosting efforts to support the Kyiv government in its fighting with separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The German government press office said this, Censor.NET reports, citing Reuters.

During the visit, which takes place on the eve of Ukraine's Independence Day celebrations, Merkel will meet President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as well as the mayors of some Ukrainian cities, the chancellor's office said.

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"The current situation in Ukraine and the relationship with Russia will be at the heart of all the talks," her office said in a statement, adding that their discussions would also cover "concrete options for supporting Ukraine in the current crisis".

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