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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expects that the newly elected leader of the German Christian Democratic Union Party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, will support Ukraine in repelling Russian aggression and restoring territorial integrity.

In a tweet delivered in German, the president of Ukraine congratulated Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on her election as chair of the Christian Democratic Union.

“I count on Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's personal support of Ukraine in introducing Euro-oriented reforms and repelling Russian aggression and restoring the territorial integrity of our state to strengthen peace and security on the European continent,” Poroshenko wrote.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Friday, Angela Merkel stepped down from the position of CDU leader.