German Chancellor Scholz spoke with Russian President Putin by phone
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German Chancellor Scholz spoke with Russian President Putin by phone

The conversation between Scholz and Putin lasted an hour and a half and was devoted to the situation in Ukraine and its consequences, a representative of the government of the Government of Germany said.

Scholz called on Putin to find a diplomatic solution as soon as possible based on a ceasefire, the complete withdrawal of Russian troops and respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine;

Scholz stressed to Putin that any further steps by Russia on annexation will not remain unanswered and will not be recognized under any circumstances, and also stated about the need to ensure the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Scholz stressed the important role of the grain deal and appealed to Putin not to discredit the agreement and continue to fully implement it.