Putin-Merkel talks' agenda announced
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the implementation of joint projects with due account for threats from third countries at a meeting in Germany on August 18, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
"These are the implementation of large-scale joint commercial projects amid threats from third countries regarding these projects and the most relevant issues, both Ukraine and Syria, of course," the spokesman said referring to the agenda of the upcoming negotiations.
According to the Kremlin spokesman, the two leaders are unlikely to discuss the possibility of providing joint assistance to Turkey due to economic difficulties in that country. "This issue should be discussed with Turkey. How can it be discussed without Turkey? I don’t think this issue will top the agenda," TASS cited Peskov as saying.