Germany's Merkel to visit Kiev on Saturday

KIEV Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:08am EDT

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KIEV Aug 19 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday for political talks on the Ukraine crisis, a Ukrainian foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

The visit will take place on the eve of Ukraine's Independence Day celebrations. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Richard Balmforth)