| 23 February 2024, Friday |

Germany’s Scholz talks with Russia’s Putin on the phone

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone on Friday and urged Moscow to cease all military operations immediately, according to a German government official.

Scholz also urged Putin to enable humanitarian help into conflict zones, while the Russian president scheduled a third round of Russia-Ukraine talks this weekend, according to a government official.

The leaders decided to conduct more talks shortly during the one-hour meeting, according to the spokeswoman.

  • Reuters