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Putin and Scholz discuss 'blocked' Ukraine peace talks - Kremlin

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Putin and Scholz discuss 'blocked' Ukraine peace talks - Kremlin
Putin and Scholz discuss 'blocked' Ukraine peace talks - Kremlin   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

(Makes clear in second paragraph that the Kremlin said talks between Russia and Germany, not Russia and Ukraine, would continue on various levels)

– Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discussed Ukraine in a telephone call on Friday, the Kremlin said.

Putin told Scholz that progress in negotiations over an end to the conflict had been “essentially blocked by Kyiv”, according to the Kremlin, which said contacts between Russia and Germany would continue on various levels.

(This story corrects to make clear in second paragraph that the Kremlin said talks between Russia and Germany, not Russia and Ukraine, would continue on various levels)