Germany: “Direct and open dialogue” needed with Moscow

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German Foreign Minister Haiko Maas, before departing for Moscow, said that he had “principally different positions with Russia on many issues,” but pointed out the need for dialogue with RF.

Maas calls on Moscow to play a constructive role in reviving peace efforts for Ukraine, where Russian aggression has continued for five years.

“We have hope for the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to ceasefire issues, disengagement of forces and implementation of the Minsk agreements. Now all sides need to demonstrate readiness for dialogue and action, or people will continue to die in this conflict,” Maas said in Berlin regarding silence regime in Donbas that actually has not being fully implemented.

To the German Foreign Minister, “a direct and open dialogue is needed” to resolve the issue.

On August 21, Maas will meet with the Russian Foreign Minister Serhii Lavrov, Radio Liberty reports.

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