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Putin and Merkel discuss Syria and Ukraine

Before the meeting, Putin and Merkel came out to the reporters to point out the topics of the upcoming negotiations
08:32, 19 August 2018

AFP

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lasted 3.5 hours. The leaders of the countries discussed Ukraine and Syria. Interfax reports 

'According to the shots on the TV, Putin and Merkel had a long-lasting conversation face-to-face. TV channels showed how the leaders of the countries were talking without interpreters in the gazebo in the park of the residence,' reads the message.  

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Before the meeting, Putin and Merkel came out to the reporters to point out the topics of the upcoming negotiations. They discussed Syrian resolution, Ukrainian situation, Iranian nuclear program, joint great economic projects including the Nord Stream gas pipeline.  

German Chancellor also stated on the willingness of discussing the human rights with the President of the Russian Federation.  

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The meeting was held in a Governmental residence Meseberg near Berlin. Angela Merkel claimed at the meeting that Ukraine should remain the participant of the gas transit process to Europe 

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