Merkel promised Putin to talk with Poroshenko about Donbass

Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised after his visit to Sochi to discuss with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass. About his plans, she told the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, said the Russian leader’s aide Yuri Ushakov, quoted by RIA Novosti on Wednesday, may 3.

“Merkel is going to negotiate with Poroshenko, she said to our President”, — said Ushakov, answering the question, said if the Chancellor appeals to affect Kiev.

After talks held in Sochi on may 2, press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin and Merkel noted the slippage of the Minsk agreements and the need for a new impetus to this process. The official representative of the Kremlin noted the lack of morals during the dialogue.

The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, in his turn, called the “absolute confirmation of no alternative to the Minsk agreements,” the main result of the negotiations.

The last time Putin and Merkel met in October last year at the summit “channel four” in Berlin. The last visit of German Chancellor to Russia took place on 10 may 2015.