Putin tells Scholz Kiev to evade Minsk-2 commitments
MOSCOW, December 21. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Olaf Scholz over the phone that Ukraine still shies away from its commitments under the Minsk 2 accords, the Kremlin press service said.
The settlement of the Ukrainian internal conflict has been discussed at the request of the German Chancellor, the Kremlin said.
âVladimir Putin informed in detail about the situation in this regard, noting in particular that Kiev persists in evading its commitments under the Minsk agreements of 2015, which is the real reason hindering a new Norman format. summit, “the statement read.
The Kremlin said Putin and Scholz agreed to continue exchanging views on these and other topics on the international and bilateral agenda in subsequent contacts.
Social Democrat Olaf Scholz officially became the new German Chancellor on December 8, replacing Angela Merkel. His candidacy was supported by 395 members of the Bundestag, with 303 votes against him. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented him with an official certificate designating him chancellor and he was sworn in with members of his cabinet.