December 16, 2019 / 1:17 PM / a month ago

Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine gas transit and Nord Stream-2: Kremlin

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela talk to each other during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his German counterpart Angela Merkel discussed the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline to Germany and the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine in a phone call on Monday, the Kremlin said.

The two leaders also discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and in Libya, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Darya Korsunskaya, Polina Ivanova; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans

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