During his visit to Italy, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. Since the Russian president was late, the meeting was held a little later and ended late at night.
It was reported on the official website of the Kremlin.
According to the Western media, after the talks Putin said that they had "a very good" discussion. It is known that the situation in Ukraine was the main topic. According to the report on the website of the Russian President, the parties agreed on the terms of Minsk agreement fulfilment and saw the difference of their views on the root causes of the conflict and development of Ukraine once again.
In addition, Merkel and Putin discussed the issue of gas and ceasefire monitoring.
It is to be recalled that now the Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) is held in Milan. In particular, on Friday, October 17, the head of the Russian Federation will meet with the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The issue of war in Ukraine will be the main topic of the summit.