In Sochi started the talks between Putin and Merkel

Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Sochi, may 2

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SOCHI, may 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin expects to discuss with German Chancellor Angela Merkel the most problem points – Ukraine and Syria.

“We can not take advantage of this visit to discuss bilateral relations, the most problematic points mean Ukraine and Syria and maybe some other regions,” the Russian leader said, opening the talks in narrow format.

Putin warmly welcomed the German delegation in his residence in Sochi. “Thank you very much that you took time to come to us, to inform about the progress in preparations for the summit, he added. – Welcome”.

Merkel agreed with the need to discuss the most relevant cases, in particular the situation in Ukraine, Syria and Libya.