Video 15:32 25 Oct 2022

Steinmeier's visit to Ukraine: German president had to hide in shelter in Chernihiv Oblast during air raid

Фото: Міхаель Каппелер / dpa

During his visit to Ukraine, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Koryukivka in Chernihiv Oblast and was forced to hide in a bomb shelter during an air raid

This was reported by the German media outlet Spiegel, Rubryka writes.

We will remind you that on October 25, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, paid a working visit to Ukraine.

He visited Koryukivka in Chernihiv Oblast. After his arrival, an air raid alert was announced in the city.

The siren rang when Steinmeier was talking to the media.

The media outlet noted that the German president had to "conduct a spontaneous conversation" with the civilian population in the bomb shelter.

Closer to Tuesday evening, Steinmeier should return to Kyiv and meet with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

It is currently unclear how the air alert will affect his plans.

As Rubryka wrote, Steinmeier unexpectedly arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday morning, October 25.

This is his first trip to the country after russia's full-scale invasion, writes Reuters with reference to the German television company ntv.

He intended to meet with Zelensky in Kyiv last Thursday. However, postponed the trip because German authorities had security concerns.

Last year, Steinmeier also visited Koryukivka, where in March 1943, the Nazis killed all the inhabitants, and the town itself was burned down.

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