CoE secretary general goes to Kyiv to find a way out of crisis

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland will visit Kyiv to try to hold negotiations to reduce tensions in Ukraine, the Council of Europe's press service has told Ukrinform.

"Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland travels to Kyiv today for meetings tomorrow with the leaders of the parliamentary parties, the prime minister and the foreign minister," reads the statement.

The meetings will take place on Wednesday, December 4. The secretary general's offer of assistance received a positive response from all sides concerned.

According to the statement, "the aim of the visit is to try to reduce tensions in Ukraine, a member state of the Council of Europe, and to see if a dialogue is possible with a view to finding a political solution to the crisis."