Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
WADA: Legendary Isinbayeva suits role of ambassador for clean sports in RussiaSport May 26, 19:33
Russia working on advanced air defense systemMilitary & Defense May 26, 19:17
MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have continued discussing various aspects of Ukraine’s crisis in a phone conversation, the Kremlin press service said on Saturday.
Putin “has accentuated the priority of maintaining a ceasefire and of providing support for the economic restoration of the affected regions in Ukraine’s southeast,” the press services said.
He also underscored a lack of options and urgent necessity for establishing a direct political dialogue between Kiev and representatives of Donbass.
“The leaders of Russia and Germany emphasized in a phone conversation their joint determination to promote peace settlement in Ukraine, in particular with regard to implementation of the Minsk agreements,” the press service said. “In this context [both leaders] agreed to step up joint efforts in the ‘Normandy format’, including current consultations between the foreign ministries.
The phone conversation was initiated by the German side.