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Leaders of France, Germany, Italy visit Ukraine to underscore support despite criticism
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi made their first wartime visit to Kyiv on June 16. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis joined them in Ukraine's capital. The four leaders visited Irpin, a Kyiv suburb, where Russian troops committed atrocities. After their return, Macron,
Sources: Germany, France ask Zelensky to comply with Russia’s spin of Minsk Agreements
The leaders of France and Germany tried to push Ukraine to comply with the Russian spin of the Minsk Agreements during their recent visits to Kyiv, sources in the Ukrainian government and foreign emissaries told the Kyiv Independent. The diplomatic efforts to resolve the ongoing security crisis came as Russia
Scholz warns Moscow of 'wide-reaching' consequences, stays silent on Nord Stream 2
President Volodymyr Zelensky warned German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that Russia was wielding its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as “a geopolitical weapon” to threaten energy security in Europe. He added that German relations with the controversial gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine have been a growing irritant for both Washington and Kyiv.