German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called Friday for a “diplomatic solution” to end the war in Ukraine.
German government spokesman Steffen Hepistreit said in a statement that Scholz asked Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone call to “withdraw his forces from Ukraine in order to find a diplomatic solution” to the ongoing war, according to the European “Euronews” website.
He added that the call between the two leaders lasted “about an hour”, during which Scholz urged Putin to “quickly find a diplomatic solution that includes the withdrawal of Russian forces”.
In the context, the Kremlin announced that Putin told Schultz that flooding Ukraine with weapons is a “destructive policy”.
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The Kremlin said, in a statement, that Putin referred during the phone call to the “destructive” policy pursued by Western countries, including Germany, which is flooding the Kyiv regime with weapons and training Ukrainian forces.
The statement stressed that “the Russian president called on Germany to reconsider its approach regarding the situation in Ukraine.”
It is noteworthy that the last phone call between Schultz and Putin was on September 13.