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Scholz did not see Russia’s desire to change its position on Ukraine

Olaf Scholz

Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday, May 14, said that the only way to lift anti-Russian sanctions is a peace agreement between Moscow and Kyiv.

The politician noted that during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he did not see the desire of the Russian Federation to change its position on Ukraine, writes TASS.

The telephone conversation between the Russian leader and the German chancellor on May 13 took place at the initiative of the German side. During a conversation politicians continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Emphasis was placed on the humanitarian aspects. Putin outlined in detail the logic and main tasks of the special operation to protect the people’s republics of Donbass. In addition, he spoke about the measures being taken to ensure the safety of civilians.

Earlier, Scholz named the requirements for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. According to him, negotiations to resolve the conflict should be resumed as soon as possible and they need to be made more specific.

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