Putin and Merkel discuss European security
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the key results of his meeting with U.S. leader Joe Biden, the Kremlin reported following a phone call between Putin and Merkel initiated by the German side.
Angela Merkel expressed sympathy for the innumerable hardships and suffering brought about by the war that was launched by the Nazi regime.
"Both leaders emphasised the importance of preserving the historical memory of the tragic events of that period. Vladimir Putin mentioned Russia’s appreciation of Angela Merkel and Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s participation in the commemoration events held in Germany," the statement reads.
The sides also pointed out that "overcoming mutual hostility and achieving reconciliation between the Russian and German people was of crucial significance for the post-war future of Europe, and that ensuring security on our common continent now is only possible through joint efforts."