Merkel calls on Putin to reduce Russia's military presence near Ukraine

Merkel calls on Putin to reduce Russia's military presence near Ukraine

Ukrinform
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation around Ukraine, German government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer has said.

"The subject of the conversation, among other things, was Russia's increased military presence near eastern Ukraine. The chancellor called for a reduction in troop reinforcements to de-escalate the situation," Demmer said.

A number of other foreign policy issues were also discussed, including Syria, Libya, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The case of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was also considered.

Merkel and French President Emanuel Macron spoke with Putin by phone a week ago, on March 30. Both Western partners in the Normandy Format are concerned about the deployment of Russian troops to Ukraine's borders in violation of the ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine.

op


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2021 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-