August 18 will be a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reports replyua.net with reference to the German media, the government spokesman of Germany Steffen Seibert said that the leaders plan to discuss the settlement of the situation in Ukraine and Syria.
In addition, we will focus on energy cooperation in Germany and Russia. “It will be on the bilateral agenda, will definitely be affected by the topic of the Syrian conflict, which has long been our concern and the situation in Eastern Ukraine and energy issues,” – said Seibert. Merkel is going to discuss with Putin the prospects for gas transit through Ukraine after the commissioning of the gas pipeline Nord stream-2.
Seibert added that the leaders of Germany and Russia to make statements to the press before the meeting around 18:00 local time (19 hours in Kiev). Recall that this meeting will take place in Germany, however, the Russian side has not yet talked about who, in addition to Putin, will be in the delegation.