Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to hold talks with the Western military alliance NATO to ease tensions over Ukraine. German Chancellor Olaf Schulz made the announcement on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz announced a visit to Moscow on Sunday to discuss the situation in Ukraine with Putin. He met with Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.
At a joint news conference after the meeting, Schulz said he agreed with Russia’s assessment that the opportunity for diplomatic talks to avoid war against Ukraine was not over.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow does not want war in Europe. However, he described the situation in the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine as “genocidal” and called for a peace process to resolve the conflict.