The Russian president and the German chancellor also talked about cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation on Tuesday, January 5, discussed a number of issues, including the settlement in Ukraine in the context of the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the agreements in the Normandy format, according to the Kremlin press service.
They also discussed the possible joint production of coronavirus vaccines.
“They discussed cooperation in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus with a focus on possible prospects for joint production of vaccines. It was agreed to continue contacts on this topic between the ministries of health and other specialized structures of the two countries,” the report said.
Putin and Merkel also congratulated each other on Christmas and New Year holidays.
It is known that Merkel will leave politics after the elections of 2021. Earlier, she congratulated the citizens of Germany on New Year’s Eve for the last time as chancellor.