Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced the visit of “several foreign colleagues” to the Donbas on January 15, particularly the Foreign Minister of Slovakia, Miroslav Lajčák, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Many Ministers of our friendly countries will visit Mariupol next week. The new OSCE Head, Mr. Lajčák will also visit the Donbas. I will not say where we are going, for safety reasons. And there will be many contacts,” Klimkin said. According to the media, the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden will also visit Ukraine.
On January 1, 2019, Slovakia started chairmanship in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Miroslav Lajčák will be the current OSCE Chairperson for 12 months.
Earlier, Lajčák stated that during the period of the Slovakia's presidency in the OSCE, "Ukraine will be our main priority" and promised to pay his first foreign visit to Ukraine as a chairperson in the beginning of 2019.