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MOSCOW, March 05, /ITAR-TASS/. The situation in Ukraine was in the focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, the Kremlin press service reported.
“Putin and Merkel exchanged views on a number of aspects of the acute crisis in Ukraine and discussed possible international efforts to promote the normalization of the socio-political situation in that country,” the press service said, adding that the conversation had been held at the initiative of the German side.