German and Polish foreign ministers to visit Ukraine

10:53, 16 June 2009

The talks are to focus on the global economic crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski are to jointly visit Ukraine this week, German government sources announced on Monday, DPA reported.

The tripartite talks are to focus on the global economic crisis, which has hit Ukraine particularly badly, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Further subject for discussion was Ukraine`s `internal political stalemate,` the spokesman added. Coalition attempts by Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko and the pro-Russian opposition Party of the Regions recently failed.

Ukraine`s economy has been particularly hard-hit by the world financial crisis, and is the recipient of a multi-billion-dollar IMF rescue package.

Germany and Poland agreed on a joint initiative to support Ukraine during a European Union (EU) foreign ministers` council in April.

DPA via Monsters and Critics

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