Merkel and Putin agreed to continue the preparation for the meeting with Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine during the phone talk.
Besides, according to Seibert, German Chancellor urged to activate the negotiations on the gas transit through Ukraine.
Earlier President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky talked on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The leaders of the states agreed to arrange the Normandy format meeting in the near future. It is also known that on September 2, a preparatory meeting of diplomatic advisers to the heads of state will take place.
Besides, Zelensky held meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton during which the American official confirmed the readiness of the U.S. to participate in the negotiations in Normandy Format.