German justice minister visits Kyiv to talk to human rights defenders

4 November 2022, 06:21 PM
Marco Buschmann in Kyiv (Photo:@bmj_bund/Twitter)

Marco Buschmann in Kyiv (Photo:@bmj_bund/Twitter)

The Minister of Justice of Germany, Marco Buschmann, has arrived in Kyiv with for a visit, the press service of the Federal Ministry of Justice reported on Twitter on Nov. 4.

The ministry notes that Berlin firmly stands on the side of Ukraine and will provide further financial, military, and humanitarian support to Kyiv.

According to Spiegel, Buschmann will hold talks with the Ukrainian government and human rights activists in Kyiv.

"We support Ukraine today and will support it in the future," the German minister said after arriving at the railway station in Kyiv.

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During the visit, the official will focus on the international investigation of war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.

According to Buschmann, Germany wants to provide support in this matter.

In addition, Buschmann is expected to discuss plans for cooperation in the field of justice, in particular in view of the prospect of Ukraine's accession to the EU.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Ukraine on Oct. 25.

During his trip to Chernihiv Oblast in the north of the country, he was caught by an air raid alarm, and spoke to local residents in a nearby shelter. According to the German head of state, he was shocked by people’s stories of occupation.

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, world leaders and high-ranking officials have been visiting Ukraine on a regular basis, ex-pressing support and condemning the actions of the Russian military.

Often during such visits Russian troops attack Ukrainian cities with missiles and other weapons.

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