Belarus is transferring specific forces to border with Ukraine

Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during a joint news meeting with German International Minister Annalena Baerbock, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May possibly 10. (Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

German Overseas Minister Annalena Baerbock had an “open, welcoming conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, together with Dutch Overseas Minister Hoekstra, “a source in the German delegation stated. 

“The discussion centered on assistance to Ukraine in the armed service sphere and reconstruction, as perfectly as on how to resolve the blockade of considerably-desired world-wide meals exports from Ukraine,” media was instructed.

Germany will start off reopening its embassy in Ukraine, German international minister Annalena Baerbock introduced all through a check out to Kyiv Tuesday.

The embassy will start off running on constrained ability, Baerbock mentioned, and the German ambassador to Kyiv, Anka Feldhusen, will all over again be the German agent in Kyiv.

In her remarks, the overseas minister also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has fallen victim to self-deception. 

“He considered that our European values of freedom and humanity, make us decadent and weak. Ukrainians have proved that in reality it is the other way around. Your will for flexibility helps make you strong,” Baerbock reported.

“And the knowledge that you are battling for your humanity against an army that is aware only cynicism and terror. That is why your struggle marks a turning level in the world dispute involving liberal democracy and autocratic regimes,” she ongoing.

Baerbock also visited Babyn Yar, a historic internet site in Ukraine in which massacres were being carried out by Nazi forces during Planet War II. In March, Russian missiles struck near the memorial, located on the northern edge of Kyiv, which commemorates the website the place far more than 33,000 Jews ended up shot to demise in 1941. 

Zelensky, who is Jewish, tweeted at the time that the Russian assault was “historical past repeating.”

CNN’s Zahid Mahmood contributed reporting to this post.