Steinmeier: Ukraine needs political stabilization, should continue reform

Ukraine should not stop reforms, German Foreign Minister said in Kiev

Ukraine should not stop reforms, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in Kiev on Feb. 23.

"There is some infighting for the right political course in Ukraine. We are following this infighting very closely. This causes great concerns in Europe, because Ukraine is facing serious challenges," Steinmeier said at a joint press conference with the Ukrainian and French foreign ministers in Kiev.

"Reforms in Ukraine should not stop. The country needs both political stabilization and the continuation of reforms," he said.

Europe is concerned that "the situation in Ukrainian politics looks like a storm" and hopes that the political forces would not turn aside from the path of reforms, he said.

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