Ukraine presidential vote will play 'crucial role' in crisis: Steinmeier

AFP , Tuesday 13 May 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday that Ukraine's 25 May presidential vote will be crucial in bringing the country out of crisis, after he arrived in Kiev on a key visit.

"We all agree that the presidential election on 25 May  will play a crucial role," Steinmeier told reporters after talks with Ukrainian officials, adding that he hoped steps in Ukraine will "bring back occupied territory, disarm armed groups step-by-step and reinstall the authority of the state."

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