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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in “ You could expect the talks to focus on bilateral relations, and Germany wants Russia to finalize a ceasefire in Syria with the United States as. Germany's relations with Russia and the US are a delicate Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump hold a joint. U.S. President Donald Trump exited the deal in May. Putin "We want good relations with Russia," she told reporters in Berlin. "It's a work.
Merkel seems to think so: Too thin-skinned on media ByVladimir Putin had taken on a harsher course towards the press and political dissenters. When asked about media freedom while in Saint Petersburg, Merkel responded with a barely hidden jab at her fellow leader: Talks continue into the ice age Relations between Moscow and the West took a steep plunge after the annexation of Crimea in However, Putin told German media that he still maintained a "business-like relationship" with the German chancellor.
She is a very open person.
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She, like anyone else, is subject to certain limitations, but she is honestly attempting to solve the crises," he told Bild, a German daily. No insult intended but Merkel's statement is an outburst of a long-accumulated anger over limited sovereignty," Putin told the press in Saint Petersburg incommenting on an election campaign address that the German leader had given in Munich.Putin, Merkel meet amid rift with US
Merkel's so-called "beer tent" speech saw her urge Europeans to rely on themselves amidst disputes with US President Donald Trump. Rolling with it Just a month after Putin's remarks on sovereignty, the two leaders were photographed talking at a G summit in Hamburg. While the topic remains a mystery, both Merkel and Putin used strong gestures.
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At one point, as Putin wags his finger Merkel looks away from him and rolls her eyes. The moment quickly went viral.
Officials have said the leaders will not hold a news conference following their talks. Before the meeting on August 18, Merkel said she would discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and the Nord Stream 2 gas-pipeline project with Putin.
Addressing reporters outside Meseberg Castle before their talks, Merkel said she would also raise human rights issues and bilateral relations. The two leaders took no questions. On the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline to carry Russian gas under the Baltic Sea to Germany, Merkel said "Ukraine must continue to play a role in the transit of gas to Europe once Nord Stream 2 is in place.
Putin told reporters that such a move had to make sense for Moscow from a business perspective. Ukraine fears the pipeline will allow Russia to cut it off from the gas transit business.
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Germany's eastern European neighbors, nervous of Russian encroachment, have also raised concerns about the project. But Merkel has maintained that the Nord Stream project is an economic, not political matter for Germany. She is also under pressure from German businesses to maintain ties with Russia on that and other important economic projects.