It would have been Steinmeier's first trip to Ukraine, having been unloaded by the Ukrainian side ahead of a trip originally planned for April. The incident had severely strained Ukrainian-German relations. Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz also refrained from traveling to Kyiv for a long time, citing Steinmeier's disinvitation. President Volodymir Zelensky and Steinmeier later phoned each other. Selenski issued a new invitation to Steinmeier. The trip that is now planned should be made up for in the near future.
Breaking news: For security reasons: Steinmeier cancels a trip to the Ukraine at short notice
According to information from stern, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier canceled a trip to Ukraine planned for Thursday at short notice for security reasons.