Merkel to discuss Ukraine, Syria situation with Putin in Sochi

Source : 112 Ukraine

German Chancellor’s visit will serve as a preparation for G20 summit
14:48, 28 April 2017


Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in Sochi on May 2 to prepare the upcoming G20 summit in July and discuss geopolitical conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. This was reported by the official representative of Germany Steffen Seibert, reports Reuters.

“The visit serves the preparation of this year's G20 summit in Hamburg,” Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said during a regular news conference.

“In addition to the G20 issue, other current foreign policy challenges will also be discussed, such as the Ukraine conflict or the war in Syria,” he added.

Related: Trump, Merkel discuss Ukraine by phone

Seibert said that Merkel and Putin would give a press conference between two rounds of meetings in Sochi.

Earlier it was reported that Trump and Merkel discussed situation in Eastern Ukraine by phone. They also spoke about Syria, Yemen and DPRK threat.

Related: Erdogan accuses Merkel of "Nazi methods"

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