Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

Scholz said he intends to continue calling Putin.

Scholz said he intends to continue calling Putin.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz intends to continue telephone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Over the past 11 months, I have talked to Putin again and again, as President Macron does. The last time was in early December. And I will speak with Putin again on the phone – because it is necessary to talk to each other,” Scholz said.

There is no substantive dialogue between the Russian Federation and Germany, the supply of tanks to Kyiv does not bode well for the future relations of the two countries, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier.

The chancellor specified that the telephone conversations between the two leaders “do not differ in impolite tone.” “But our views are, of course, completely different,” Scholz added.
According to him, “absolutely unacceptable” what is happening in Ukraine.

He clarified that during the telephone conversations the politicians also touched upon other topics.

“Sometimes it was about specific issues of the exchange of prisoners, the export of grain from Ukraine and the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” Scholz added.

“But for me it is important that the negotiations always return to the real question: how can the world get out of this terrible situation? The premise for this is obvious: the withdrawal of Russian troops,” the chancellor said.