Germany's Scholz to travel to Kyiv with France's Macron, Italy's Draghi: Report

(From left) French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. PHOTOS: AFP, REUTERS

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to Kyiv with his counterparts from France and Italy before the Group of Seven summit at the end of June, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Saturday (June 11).

It cited French and Ukrainian government sources.

A German government spokesman told Reuters: “We are not able to confirm this.”

The Elysee Palace in Paris and the Italian government did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

None of the three leaders has been to Kyiv since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

French President Emmanuel Macron has sought to maintain a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the war began.

His stance has been criticised by some eastern and Baltic partners in Europe as they see it as undermining efforts to push Putin to the negotiating table.

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