German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday congratulated President Vladimir Putin on his re-election as a president. This was stated in the traditional communique of the government of Germany.
Merkel said that today the continuation of the dialogue between the two states is more important than ever.
"On this basis, we must try to resolve constructively the main bilateral and international problems and find viable solutions," the report said.
Also, the German Chancellor wished Putin success "in meeting the challenges that confront you."
As it was reported earlier France does not recognize the results of the Russian presidential election in the occupied Crimea.
The official statement mentioned that France remains committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. 'Four years after the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, France most decisively confirms its commitment to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Crimea within the internationally recognized borders,' it says.
Vladimir Putin may definitely celebrate victory in the presidential election in Russia. According to the Russian Central Election Committee, he beats all other candidates with 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. According to the Russian media, Putin has enjoyed the record-large support of voters in his entire political career. In the 2000 presidential race, he gained 53 percent of votes; 71.31 in 2004, and 63.6 percent in 2012.