German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will travel to kyiv with his French and German counterparts, Emmanuel Macron and Mario Draghi, ahead of the G-7 summit at the end of June, Bild am Sonntag has reported.

The newspaper cites French and Ukrainian sources. A German government spokesman has told Reuters they cannot confirm. The Elysee and the Italian government did not respond to questions from Reuters.

None of the three leaders have been to kyiv since the invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly tried to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, without success.

The position of maintaining a dialogue with the Russian leader has been criticized by some partners in the East and the Baltic.

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