The presidents had an in-depth discussion on the Navalny case. Vladimir Putin pointed out that it was unacceptable to make unsubstantiated and ungrounded accusations against Russia in this context. To establish the real circumstances of the incident, German specialists must send to Russia the biomaterials and an official statement on the test results of the samples collected from Alexei Navalny, and must start working together with Russian doctors.
It has been agreed to contribute towards determining the parameters of possible interaction with European partners to this end.
During the exchange of views on the developments in Belarus, Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s position of principle on the inadmissibility of any attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of that sovereign state or to put external pressure on the legitimate authorities. Both sides expressed interest in the soonest possible normalisation in Belarus and a peaceful settlement of the crisis through a constructive dialogue.
The presidents also discussed the internal Ukrainian conflict and expressed concern over the lack of progress in the implementation of the 2015 Minsk agreements as the only basis for a settlement. Vladimir Putin pointed out Kiev’s attempts to interpret the agreements according to its own liking and to selectively implement its own obligations, including those assumed within the Normandy format.
When exchanging views on Libya, the presidents noted the importance of continuing joint efforts to implement the decisions of the Berlin conference adopted in January 2020 and formalised in UN Security Council Resolution 2510.