German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he plans to speak by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon.
Source: Scholz at the Congress of Protestant Churches in Nuremberg on Saturday, as reported by European Pravda with reference to the DPA agency.
Details: The Chancellor noted that he spoke with Putin after the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. “I plan to do it again in the near future,” Scholz said.
He separately noted that a prerequisite for a just peace in Ukraine is the withdrawal of its troops by Russia. “It’s something that needs to be understood,” said the German prime minister.
In the audience listening to the Chancellor, there were occasional cries of “negotiations”. In response, Scholz said, “Negotiations are normal. The question is who negotiates with whom and on what.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti that Putin was not yet considering having a phone conversation with Scholz.
Scholz said in May that he planned to speak again with Russian President Vladimir Putin one day, without giving a timeline for when that might happen.
In February this year, the Kremlin complained that Macron and Scholz had not called Putin for a long time.
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