Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin. They discussed the implementation of Minsk agreements.
It is noted that Merkel and Macron have criticized the decrees of the Kremlin’s leader on simplifying the obtaining of Russian citizenship for Ukrainians.
“The German Chancellor and the French President also said that Russia remains in the Council of Europe but stressed the need to find a quick solution to’ still open issues’ so that it can remain a full member,” the statement said.
At the same time, the website of the Russian president said that during the conversation the discussion was around the “internal Ukrainian crisis” taking into account the change of the Ukrainian authorities.