Putin and Merkel discussed the situation in Ukraine

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the situation in Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the Kremlin.

The talks were held at the initiative of the German side, said the presidential administration.

The situation in Ukraine was discussed “with an emphasis on the necessity of strict and full compliance of the parties to the domestic conflict of the Minsk agreement of 12 February 2015”.

In addition, Putin and Merkel agreed to continue political and diplomatic efforts to promote settlement, particularly in the “Normandy format”, and the OSCE.