Scholz calls on Putin for a ceasefire in Ukraine “as soon as possible” in his first contact in a month and a half


The chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, has claimed this Friday before the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, that there should be a ceasefire in Ukraine “as soon as possible” and has branded as “false” that the latter country is governed by the Nazis , as the Russian president has once again assured.

Both leaders have maintained their first telephone contact in a month and a half, a “long” conversation as Scholz himself explained on his Twitter account. The German chancellor has once again asked Putin to stop the conflict, something that Moscow is not contemplating for now.

According to the Kremlin, Putin has transferred to Scholz “detailed” information about Russia’s military objectives in Ukraine during the conversation and has defended the work of his troops against the “inhuman terrorist methods” that he attributes to forces loyal to kyiv. He has also accused the Ukrainian authorities of “blocking” the negotiations.

The Russian Presidency has highlighted in its note that the humanitarian issue has been one of the central issues discussed in the call, while Scholz has confirmed that he has blamed Russia for the worsening of the world food situation.

The last known contact between Putin and Scholz dates back to March 30, before massacres such as the one in Bucha, a town on the outskirts of kyiv in which Russian troops would have massacred dozens of civilians, were discovered. The Kremlin, however, has indicated that Russia and Germany will continue to talk “through various channels”.

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