The heads of state or government of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are meeting in Paris today. This Normandy summit is intended to inject impetus into efforts to resolve the conflict and to facilitate tangible progress for the people in eastern Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Ukraine today. In talks with President Zelensky, Prime Minister Honcharuk and Foreign Minister Prystaiko, Maas intends to explore opportunities for further steps towards resolving the conflict.
A crucial course has been set for conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine with the parties to the conflict reaching agreement on what is known as the “Steinmeier formula”.
Since 2014, the Eastern Partnership programme has enabled numerous civil-society organisations in Germany and in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Russia to play their part as key actors and important partners of governance.
Up to 1944 over one million Jews were murdered in mass shootings by the German occupying forces in what is now Ukraine. The Federal Foreign Office is promoting efforts to create memorial sites and address the past.