Baerbock visits Kharkiv hit hard by war

In a secret action, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock travels to the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine, which was liberated in September. She also wants to send a signal to Moscow. "Kharkiv stands for the incredible perseverance and courage of the Ukrainians. In all parts of Ukraine, people should know that they can rely on our solidarity and support."

Lambrecht with German soldiers in Mali

The defense minister's Advent visit to Mali could be the last for the time being on a foreign mission of this size. The minister has a message in her luggage: If things don't go well with the Malian government, everything could end before May 2024.