German foreign minister to visit Ukraine Saturday

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will on Saturday visit Ukraine for talks with interim leaders in Kiev and a governor in the country's east, an official said.

"Foreign Minister Steinmeier will tomorrow travel to Ukraine for the day," said a ministry spokesman. "Mr Steinmeier will seek a first-hand assessment of the situation from new political leadership."

He would meet interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and interim president Oleksandr Turchynov and then travel to Donetsk in the east to meet the local governor and other officials.