October 19, 2019 / 4:37 PM / 24 days ago

Putin and Merkel discussed Syria, Ukraine and Libya in phone call: Kremlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the second day of the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. Olivier Matthys/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Ukraine, Syria and Libya during a phone call, the Interfax news agency quoted the Kremlin as saying on Saturday.

Putin and Merkel agreed to continue preparing a meeting of leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine and stressed the importance of advancing the political settlement process in Syria.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Mark Potter

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