German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Moscow on Friday ahead of her conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, precisely one year given that Putin critic Alexei Navalny was the target of a toxin attack.
She initially laid a wreath at the tomb of the unidentified soldier at the Kremlin, 80 years after Hitler’s intrusion of the Soviet Union.
Merkel then headed to the Kremlin where she fulfilled Putin, images on state tv revealed. The 2 leaders was because of have lunch prior to resolving a series of concerns from Afghanistan to energy policy.
On landing, she required continued discussion in spite of substantial political stress.
“I am pleased that we can meet once again, perhaps as a farewell visit, but also as a working visit here in the Kremlin,” Merkel stated.
“Even if we definitely have profound differences today, we talk to each other, and that should continue, and shape and inform German-Russian relations.”