Putin and Merkel held a telephone conversation

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Putin and Merkel held a telephone conversation

MOSCOW, 22 APR — RIA Novosti. President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the phone discussed the fight against coronavirus, reported in the Kremlin.

the Two leaders agreed that the relevant ministries of Russia and Germany will maintain contacts on the issue of combating coronavirus.

Putin and Merkel discussed the settlement of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine and praised the recent exchange of detained persons between Kiev and self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people’s republics.

the Kremlin said that highlighted the need for consistent implementation of the Minsk agreements and summits of the “Normandy Quartet.”

“Noted, in particular that the Ukrainian authorities have to comply with the obligations of the political aspects of the settlement, including legislative recognition of the special status of Donbass”, — said in the Kremlin.

in addition, the Russian President and German Chancellor discussed the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as the situation on the world oil market.