Russia's Kuznetsova beats Poland's Radwanska in 2016 WTA Finals matchSport October 24, 18:43
Russian athlete files defamation lawsuit over German TV channel ARD allegationsSport October 24, 18:37
Russia’s elite special forcesMilitary & Defense October 24, 18:19
Experts warn of high risks of ruble’s devaluation over midtermBusiness & Economy October 24, 18:13
Russian expert says roadmap on Donbass will include special status provisionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 18:07
Russia, OPEC study mechanisms for stabilizing oil production — ministerBusiness & Economy October 24, 17:57
Russian designer of 2018 FIFA World Cup wolf mascot dreams of career at Disney StudioSport October 24, 17:54
Russian ambassador doesn’t believe EU bound to collapseRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 17:49
Russia opens criminal case against six Ukrainian army commanders for shelling civiliansRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 17:34
BERLIN, August 8. /TASS/. The German government can only welcome the rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow after Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane, Zavsan Shebli, a spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry, told a press briefing on Monday commenting on the upcoming meeting between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"We can only welcome this," she said noting difficult situation in the Middle East. "Both Turkey and Russia are important players when it comes to searching for ways of resolving the Syrian crisis," Shebli said.
"We do not think that the rapprochement between Turkey and Russia will impact partnership within NATO. Turkey remains an important partner in NATO," she added.
The ministry does not yet confirm reports that Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Russia on August 14-15.
"Possibly, but I cannot confirm it at this moment," Shebli said.
Russian media earlier reported that Steinmeier will visit the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on August 14-15.