June 9, 2020 / 3:19 PM / 2 months ago

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

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he arrives for the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Syria’s humanitarian aid needs in a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.

Putin and Merkel also expressed their concern over an escalation of fighting in Libya and their support for four-way talks on conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin added.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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