German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky his visit comes during “very serious times.”
While speaking at a news conference in Kyiv on Monday, Scholz told Zelensky that Germany stood “very closely” on the side of Ukraine.
The talks between the two lasted two hours, Scholz said, and were “good and fair.”
Scholz announced a new credit of 150 million euros to Ukraine.
Scholz said together with France, the Normandy format negotiations had been intensified. “it is and remains a difficult process, but I am convinced it is worth it,” Scholz said.
“The military activities of Russia on Ukraine’s border are not comprehensible for us. There is no good reason for such a military buildup," he continued.