In Germany, the rating of the conservative bloc of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), chaired by Chancellor Angela Merkel, fell to a minimum in 12 years, reaching 29%, Bild reports. According to the publication, for a week the Merkel bloc's rating fell by 1%.
At the same time, the rating of the CDU / CSU block headed by Merkel still remains higher than that of its competitors. The Social Democratic Party of Germany's rating was 18%, while the Alternative for Germany rating was 15%.
"The situation in the Middle East, especially Syria, was the main topic. Also, the Donbas Conflict was discussed," the message said.
Also, Valery Gerasimov, the Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia was at the meeting.
As we reported Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was the one who mentioned Viktor Medvedchuk, the Leader of the Ukrainian Choice movement, in terms of Minsk talks.
Answering the question whether it is necessary to involve Medvedchuk into the talks when the President Poroshenko has direct contact with Putin, it was said that some decisions were made without the participation of the Ukrainian President.
It should be noted that earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk, the Ukrainian envoy in the humanitarian subdivision of Minsk group, in the interview for Znaj.ua said that Ukraine could exchange 174 prisoners for 43 Ukrainian captives militants keep.