Visit by Ukrainian, German foreign ministers to Donbas on Jan 4 canceled due to bad weather
Ukrainian and German Foreign Ministers Pavlo Klimkin and Sigmar Gabriel could not attend the contact line in Donbas on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions.
"The weather conditions did not allow us to visit the contact line, but they did not hinder a productive communication with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. We plan to make a joint trip to Donbas later this month," Klimkin wrote on Twitter early on Thursday.
Earlier, photos of the two ministers and German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel in the cabin of the aircraft were posted in the Twitter microblog of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
"Pavlo Klimkin briefs his German colleague Sigmar Gabriel before flying out to Donbas," the ministry reported on Twitter.
Later, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that the two foreign ministers were in the city of Dnipro, where Klimkin informed his colleague about the situation in Donbas.
Gabriel and Klimkin planned to make a trip to the contact line near Mariupol (Donetsk region) on January 4. The day before, the ministers had a meeting and gave a press conference in Kyiv.