The foreign ministers of France and Germany have expressed concerns about the political tensions that are impeding reform efforts in Ukraine. Steinmeier and Ayrault, on a visit to Kiev, also talked about the persisting conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Germany's gold medal in the figure skating pairs was an unlikely triumph in more ways than one. That only made their record-setting performance all the sweeter for Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot.
There was a photo finish in the Biathlon, while Norway won the Men's Cross-Country Relay and Slopestyle to overtake Germany at the top of the medal table.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit the areas near the Ukrainian frontline during a two-day trip to the country. He is expected to discus Berlin's diplomatic role in "countering Russian aggression."
Day 7 in Pyeongchang saw the hosts claim their second gold medal of the games, but there was disappointment in the women's slalom for favorite Mikaela Shiffrin and Germany veteran Claudia Pechstein in the speed skating.
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