Russian prosecutors oppose closing embezzlement case against opposition activist NavalnyRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 10:53
Jailed Russian activist Dadin convoyed to another regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 05, 10:36
Russia may start wheat exports to Venezuela in early 2017Business & Economy December 05, 10:05
Van der Bellen wins Austrian presidential electionWorld December 05, 8:33
FINA names Russians Romashina, Ishchenko best athletes in synchro in 2016Sport December 05, 7:55
Japanese, Russian foreign ministers hold detailed discussion on peace treatyWorld December 05, 7:52
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces his intention to resignWorld December 05, 4:37
Media: Moscow not seen as possible host of Eurovision 2017 song contestSociety & Culture December 04, 22:22
Et-Tell in Damascus province fully controlled by Syrian governmentWorld December 04, 21:46
BERLIN, February 21, 0:59 /ITAR-TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. counterpart Barack Obama discussing the situation in Ukraine with them, the German government press service reported on Thursday.
“The German chancellor informed about current mission of the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland in Kiev,” the press service said. “The chancellor and both presidents shared the view that a political solution to crisis in Ukraine should be found and bloodshed should be stopped as quickly as possible,” the press service noted.
Putin voiced concern to Merkel over sharp deterioration of armed confrontation in Ukraine that radical wing of opposition is blamed for, the Kremlin press service reported earlier.
“Putin noted extreme importance of immediate end to bloodshed, need for urgent measures to stabilise the situation and curb extremist and terrorist raids,” the press service added.