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German President Welcomes Zelensky To Berlin

Federal President of Germany | Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was welcomed in Berlin by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday, ahead of an international conference on recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine.

Steinmeier received Zelensky at his official residence, the Bellevue Palace in the capital.


He planned to accompany Zelensky to the official opening of the conference and attend Zelensky’s speech to the German parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

Relations between the two presidents were initially strained, after Zelensky told Steinmeier in April 2022.

He was not welcome to join colleagues from Poland and the Baltic states for a planned trip to Kiev.

At the time, Zelensky accused Steinmeier of taking a soft stance toward Russian President Vladimir Putin in his previous political positions.

The two have seemingly patched up relations since, however, and Steinmeier later visited Ukraine. (dpa/NAN)

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