Swedish and Danish foreign ministers to visit Ukraine

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 17:07 GMT

STOCKHOLM, March 4 (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Sweden and Denmark will travel to Ukraine for a two-visit on Wednesday, Sweden's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Sweden's Carl Bildt and Denmark's Martin Lidegaard will visit Kiev and also eastern Ukraine, home to many ethnic Russians, and meet, among others, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and local parliamentarians.

Bildt has advocated a tough stance against Moscow in the wake of Russia's moves to seize control of Crimea and prepare for a potential further military incursion into its neighbour.

Sweden's military said it had moved two fighter jets to the Baltic island of Gotland, a move prompted in part by Russian military exercises in the region. (Reporting by Niklas Pollard; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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