Chancellor Olaf Solz had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky late at night, government spokesman Stephen Hempstraight said.
The Chancellor was briefed on the current situation and the progress of the negotiation process with Russia, during the announcement.
“The Russian Chancellor stressed that Russia continues to call for an immediate end to hostilities in Ukraine and for the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and (national) sovereignty. “The chancellor and the Ukrainian president also exchanged views on very specific, practical options for further support for Ukraine and agreed to stay in touch,” the Berlin statement said.
It is also noted that Mr. Soltz expressed his condolences to Mr. Zelensky for the death of the first president of post-Soviet Ukraine Leonid Kravtsuk. “Ukraine has lost a politician who led it to independence with foresight and courage. “Looking at Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine, it is now more important than ever to safeguard the dream of an independent, free and sovereign Urania,” the chancellor said in a statement.
For his part, Mr Zelensky tweeted that he had spoken with Olaf Solz about defense aid, energy co-operation and tougher sanctions against Russia.