Kiev: German President 'not welcome'
Despite his visit being refused by Kiev, the German President takes it out on Russia and says that "a return to normality with Russia under Putin is impossible."
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, on Tuesday, that “this war will for a long time require our support, our ability to defend, our readiness to bear the burden."
Steinmeier said that he was ready to visit Kiev alongside his colleagues from Poland and the Baltic states, but Ukraine had told him his trip was "not wanted".
"I was prepared to do this, but apparently, and I must take note of this, this was not wanted in Kiev," he said.
At a briefing in Warsaw, Steinmeier added that it is clear that "a return to normality with Russia under Putin is impossible."
Furthermore, he called for an investigation into "Russian war crimes in Ukraine" and the prosecution of those responsible.
Russia has denied committing war crimes in Ukraine and called for equal international scrutiny of the Ukrainian military's aggression against civilians in Donbass.