German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit Kyiv together with his colleagues from France and Italy, Emmanuel Macron and Mario Draghi, before the G7 summit, which is due to take place at the end of June, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Saturday, citing sources in the French and Ukrainian governments.

A German government spokesman told Reuters: “We cannot confirm this.” The Elysee Palace in Paris and the Italian government have not yet responded to requests for comment.

None of the three leaders have been in Kyiv since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

French President Emmanuel Macron has sought to maintain a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin since the beginning of the war.

His position has been repeatedly criticized by the leaders of several Eastern European and Baltic states, who believe that this undermines efforts to push Putin to the negotiating table.