On 21 July, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga in Kyiv. An official ceremony took place in the square near Mariyinsky Palace.

‘Switzerland does not recognize the annexation of Crimea and believes that the UN and the OSCE should immediately send their human rights representatives there’, said Simonetta Sommaruga at a joint press conference with Volodymyr Zelensky following bilateral talks in Kyiv.

‘Switzerland is also pleased that the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office and in the Trilateral Contact Group, Ambassador Heidi Grau, has been leading the negotiations in the TCG since January’, President of the Swiss Confederation noted.

Simonetta Sommaruga is visiting Ukraine on 20-23 July at the invitation of Volodymyr Zelensky.