: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Cameron, Merkel, Poroshenko and Tusk to attend national unity rally in France


British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have confirmed that they will come to Paris for a planned rally in commemoration of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

Cameron wrote on Twitter that he had accepted French President Hollande’s invitation to join the unity rally on Sunday.

The German Foreign Ministry reported that Merkel would also take part in the rally.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will also attend the rally, he wrote on his page on Twitter.

“On Sunday I will join the people of France and President Hollande in the Unity Rally in Paris. We must say NO to terrorism and YES to freedom and democracy,” Poroshenko wrote.

European Council President Donald Tusk is also going to take part in the rally, AFP news agency reported.

French President Francois Hollande said in a televised address to the French people that the rally in defense of “French values” will be held on Sunday.

As reported, gunmen attacked the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7. The search for suspected attackers lasted three days. On Friday, the police stormed the building in which they were hiding. Also, the police stormed the store in Paris, where earlier an armed man taken people hostage.
All three attackers and four hostages were killed.

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