Putin and Merkel phoned on Remembrance and Reconciliation Day

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Putin and Merkel phoned on Remembrance and Reconciliation Day

The leaders of the Russian Federation and Germany congratulated each other on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe and the world from fascism.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Memorial Day and on May 8, congratulated each other in a telephone conversation on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe and the world from fascism. This was reported by the Kremlin press service. For Russia and Germany, this date has a special, symbolic meaning. The importance of preserving the historical memory of the tragic events of those years is emphasized … In particular, confidence is expressed that in both countries they will never forget about the German patriots who selflessly fought against the Nazi regime, “the report said.

Putin and Merkel also discussed the interaction of the two countries in countering the spread of coronavirus.

“During the exchange of views on the situation around the coronavirus pandemic, the intention was expressed to provide mutual assistance and to continue the already established close cooperation in countering the spread of infection,” the message said.

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Putin, in a conversation with Merkel, reaffirmed the mood to build bilateral relations between Moscow and Berlin in a constructive manner.

The day before, Putin had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump. Among other things, presidents, presidents discussed the 75th anniversary of the victory.