Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
2nd February, 2016
After the press conference with Angela Merkel in Berlin, Petro Poroshenko violated protocol by forgetting about the obligatory handshake.
The Chancellor had to catch up with the retreating President of Ukraine, so that the photographers could take pictures of the ceremonial flags.
On Monday, Poroshenko’s working visit in Germany began. It is expected that during the bilateral talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, they discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Before the meeting, the leaders issued a joint statement to the press. Angela Merkel noted the absence of a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and promised Kiev further financial support.