The sides expressed concern about the lack of progress on the Minsk agreements and confirmed their intention to hold a Normandy meeting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela discussed the situation in Ukraine and Nagorno-Karabakh. This reported the Kremlin press service following their telephone conversation on Monday, December 7.
“Vladimir Putin informed about the undertaken mediation efforts to end hostilities, as well as the activities of Russian peacekeepers deployed at the request of Baku and Yerevan along the line of contact and the Lachin corridor,” the statement said on the discussion of Karabakh.
Putin and Merkel also focused on the fact that it is important to solve the urgent problems of the population affected by the clashes in Karabakh.
“In this regard, they noted the need to involve specialized international structures in the work of the Center for Humanitarian Response, created by Russia,” the Kremlin added.
In addition, the politicians discussed the settlement in Ukraine – they noted that, in general, the ceasefire introduced in July is being respected.
“At the same time, concern was expressed about the lack of progress in the implementation of the political aspects of the 2015 Minsk agreements, as well as the decisions of the Normandy Four adopted a year ago at the Paris summit,” the Kremlin said and added that during a telephone conversation, ” reiterated that there is no alternative to the Minsk agreements as the basis for a settlement. ”
“The intention was confirmed to continue joint work in the Normandy format, including through the political advisers of the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine,” the Kremlin summed up.
Recall, earlier Putin named two future superpowers. The United States can no longer claim its former dominance, Germany and China are taking the first roles, the Russian president believes.
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