Putin and Merkel in a telephone conversation discussed the escalation in the Donbas and agreed to strengthen diplomatic efforts.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to soon hold a meeting in the “channel format”, said the President of the Russian Federation.
It is reported that Putin and Merkel in a telephone conversation discussed the escalation in the Donbas and agreed to strengthen diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation.
“In particular, is meant to provide in the near future, contacts between foreign Ministers and assistants of the leaders in the “channel format”, and then continue to discuss the situation at the highest level”, – govorica on the website of the Russian President.
In turn, Reuters with reference to the press-Secretary of the government of Germany in Berlin, Steffen Seibert reports that Merkel urged Putin to influence the separatists in the Donbass to stop the violence.
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