The visit of the foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Volgograd, where he, along with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov will take part in commemorative ceremonies on the occasion of the seventieth birthday of the Victory, will give the opportunity to the two Ministers to discuss the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, said the official representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer.
before the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation reported that Steinmeier will visit Volgograd on may 7, where the German Minister will honor the memory of the fallen in the battle against fascism in the Second world war. Together with Lavrov is expected to participate in events of laying wreaths on Mamaev hill, where there is a historical memorial complex " to the Heroes of the Stalingrad battle
"the event will be held in the framework of the mutual action of memory, the Minister will be accompanied by the elected officials. Needless to say, the trip will provide an opportunity to discuss with Russian foreign Minister topical issues of Ukrainian settlement, " said Schaefer on Wednesday correspondents in Berlin. As planned, the Ministers will visit together the soldiers ' cemetery and memorial concert.