Why the meeting of Putin and Merkel should be perceived as a sign
The unexpected meeting between Putin and Merkel near Berlin, which agitated the American press, ended without concrete agreements, Western media noted with relief. However, they clearly hurried, considering the negotiations as unsuccessful. The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov summed up the results of Vladimir Putin's talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday, calling them "lengthy and thorough." The meeting itself took place on Saturday evening in Mezeberg Palace at 70 km from Berlin and lasted three hours, and some of the time the leaders were talking face to face - even without translators.