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In the course of his trip to Russia today (11 August), Heiko Maas will discuss current pressing political issues with his colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. In St Petersburg he will then commemorate one of the most brutal chapters of German-Russian history: the Siege of Leningrad.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his South Korean counterpart KANG Kyung‑wha met for the second time for what is known as a “strategic dialogue” to discuss important current issues.
Swift measures are required following the devastating explosion. Germany and the EU are working flat out to rescue those buried under rubble and to help the injured.
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