MOSCOW, January 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed over the phone the settlement in Ukraine from the perspective of the implementation of the Minsk accords and the "Normandy format" agreements, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday.
"Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. <…> [They] discussed issues related to cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic with an emphasis on the possible prospects for the joint production of vaccines. An agreement was reached on continuing contacts on the issue between the two countries’ health ministries and other specialized agencies," the report said.
Putin and Merkel wished each other a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.