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    Germany confirmed receiving a note verbale from Russia's Foreign Ministry regarding Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s much-publicized World War II statements.

    BERLIN, January 12 (Sputnik) — The German Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday that it had received a note verbale from the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s much-publicized World War II statements. Yatsenyuk made those remarks during his official visit to Berlin.

    “I can confirm that the ministry received a note verbale on Friday from the Russian ministry. We knew in advance that this note would come and were prepared for it, because we learned about this from news agencies,” German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer told reporters.

    During his official visit to Berlin last week, Yatsenyuk lashed out against alleged Russian aggression in Ukraine and stated that Kiev "remembers the Soviet invasion of Ukraine and Germany,” causing strong negative reactions from both Russian and many Ukrainian officials.

    A note verbale, sometimes referred to as a third-person note, is often used in diplomatic channels as a less formal text-based negotiating tool.

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