German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to agree as soon as possible on a ceasefire in Ukraine, during a 75-minute phone call on Friday. According to a government spokesman, the chancellor had opposed Putin’s statements that the Nazis were leading Ukraine.
While the Kremlin announced that Putin had reiterated the position that he would oppose the Nazi ideology in the neighboring state and that the country should be demilitarized. According to information from Moscow, the Russian president also said that Kiev would block peace efforts, and use terrorist methods. Speaking on the phone during an election rally, Berlin’s number one asserted that Russia still did not understand that the situation could not be resolved this way.
“Russia does not understand that things can not be resolved by taking part of Ukraine by force. “We will not accept a dictated peace, not even the Ukrainians,” Scholz said. The chancellor also said that Germany will be able to give up Russian oil by the end of the year.