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Merkel and Putin Discuss Ukraine, Nord Stream-2 at ''Serious, Detailed'' talks

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Saturday’s talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which lasted three hours, were serious and detailed, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters after the meeting, TASS reported.

"The conversation was a lengthy one," he said, adding that it was also "very serious and detailed."

The issue of possible sanctions against the companies taking part in the Nord Stream-2 pipeline project has been raised during the talks, the Kremlin spokesman has said.

"The purely commercial nature of this project and its competitive advantages were underlined," he said. "Both Putin and Merkel agreed that it would be absolutely wrong to somehow politicize this project."

According to the Kremlin spokesman, Putin and Merkel also discussed "perspectives of continuing the gas transit via the territory of Ukraine."

The Kremlin spokesman also said Putin and Merkel exchanged opinions on international trade issues in general.

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