In Berlin Klitschko meets with German politicians, Commerzbank chairman

29.01.2015 23:26

Leader of the UDAR Party, mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko held meetings with the chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs Norbert Rottgen and former Federal Minister of Defence, deputy head of CDU/CSU faction in Bundestag Franz Jung.

Klitschko reiterated the importance of increasing pressure and imposing harsher sanctions for Russia. "There is little hope that tomorrow the aggressor would come to, and start hearing voice of reason. That is why Russia must be stopped," Klitschko underlined.

Norbert Rottgen stressed that events in Ukraine are the issue for whole Europe. "Today Ukrainians defend not only their freedom, but also Europe," chairman of the Committee said.

He also enquired about the progress of reforms in Ukraine and when first results were expected. Rottgen assured Klitschko that Germany was ready to provide necessary assistance for implementation of reforms in Ukraine.

Klitschko discussed with Franz Jung possibility of implementation of a number of projects in Kyiv, including e-government based on German know-how in this field, and attraction of investments to Kyiv.

Vitali Klitschko also asked to provide necessary treatment in German hospitals for Ukrainian soldiers, wounded in Donbas. Klitschko thanked for assistance for 20 soldiers, which German hospitals had already given.

During a meeting with the Commerzbank chairman Martin Blessing, parties discussed involvement of the leading banking institution of Germany in implementation of investment projects in Kyiv in the framework of the EUR 500 mln Federal Government assistance for Ukraine.

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