German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed implementing the Minsk agreements during a phone call. It was reported by Reuters, citing Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert.
It was stated that Merkel and Putin had also talked about the arms embargo against Iran and the current situation in Libya.
As we reported earlier, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas believes that the EU has to prepare for a resumption of dialogue on strategic relations with Russia.
"We want to prepare for a time when it is possible to talk about strategic relations with Russia more substantially once again. I think that we should prepare for this. That is why we will address this issue during our presidency of the EU Council," Maas said.
Moreover, it was stated that Germany's position on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would remain unchanged.
"We will not change our decision on this project. We believe that it is an issue of diversification of our energy supply sources," the statement said.