German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to discuss Ukraine, Afghanistan and Belarus during a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. This was announced by the press secretary of the German Cabinet of Ministers Steffen Seibert during a briefing.
"It will be precisely about major international topics: the conflict in the east of Ukraine, for the solution of which Russia can do more than it does, and situation in Belarus," Seibert said, adding that Afghanistan will also be on the agenda.
As we reported earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Kyiv on August 22 to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The parties during her visit to Ukraine will discuss guarantees after the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In addition, the leaders will discuss the security situation in Donbas and how to resume peace talks, as well as bilateral relations.
However, before visiting Kyiv, Merkel will visit the Russian Federation on August 20, where she will meet with President Vladimir Putin.