Merkel, Niinistö discuss conflict in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

They have also talked about Syrian conflict
08:15, 21 August 2018

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Yesterday Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor, and Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland, had a phone conversation, as the press office of Finland’s President reports.

“The President and the Chancellor mainly discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the Syrian war. They also covered the relationship between Europe, the United States and Russia,” the message says.

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The conversation was carried out on Finland’s initiative.

Moreover, Merkel had a phone conversation with Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine. They discussed the peacekeepers and Merkel’s recent meeting with Putin.

Related: World media about Putin, Merkel meeting in Meseberg

As it was reported earlier, Putin and Merkel met in a Governmental residence Meseberg near Berlin. The leaders discussed Syria and Ukraine at the 3.5-hour meeting. 

Reportedly, Angela Merkel claimed at the meeting that Ukraine should remain the participant of the gas transit process to Europe.   

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