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11 November 2021, 19:57

Putin once again advises Merkel to restore contacts with Minsk to resolve migration problem

Photo courtesy of the Russian president's press service/TASS
Photo courtesy of the Russian president's press service/TASS

MOSCOW, 11 November (BelTA) – President of Russia Vladimir Putin talked to Acting Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel over the phone on 11 November, the Kremlin press service told BelTA.

Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel continued the discussion about the situation at Belarus' border with the European Union. The importance of resolving the migration crisis in accordance with international humanitarian norms was reaffirmed.

Vladimir Putin spoke in favor of restoring contacts between countries of the European Union and Belarus for the sake of resolving the problem.

When exchanging opinions about the conflict inside Ukraine, Vladimir Putin mentioned Kyiv's destructive policy, which grows increasingly reliant on force. The use of strike drones in violation of the Minsk agreements was mentioned. The destabilizing and dangerous nature of provocative activities of the armed forces of the USA and a number of other NATO countries in the Black Sea was mentioned.

It was the second conversation between Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel in the last two days. The day before Vladimir Putin suggested discussing the problems that had emerged via direct contacts between representatives of the European Union member states and Minsk.

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