President of the Russian Federation V.V.Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
As per prior agreement, on March 2 Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela
In response to Ms. Merkel's concern regarding the developments in Crimea and Ukraine as a whole, Vladimir Putin
drew the Federal Chancellor's attention to the unrelenting threat of violence by ultra-nationalist forces,
endangering the lives and legitimate interests of Russian citizens and the entire Russian-speaking population. It was
stressed that the measures being taken by Russia correspond fully to the extraordinary current situation.
Mr. Putin and Ms. Merkel agreed to
continue consultations both in the bilateral format (through the two nations' Foreign Ministries) and
multilaterally to promote the stabilization of the situation in Ukraine.
March 2, 2014