MOSCOW, May 10. /TASS/. Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the problems existing between Russia and Germany should be settled as soon as possible.
"We are aware of the current problems," he said. "The sooner these problems stop their negative impact on development on relations, the better."
He told Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel: "we, as you know, have done a lot to have the relations between Russia and Germany develop successfully, and we have achieved a lot."
"I hope during our meeting today we shall be able to speak about both bilateral relations and development of relations with the European Union," he said on Sunday. "And, of course, about the problems, which are vital now, including the situation in Ukraine.".