Photo: Getty Images Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin in Sochi, may 2017
Berlin is concerned about reports of harsh police action and detentions of minors in the past in Russia may 5 protests.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold on may 18 in Sochi meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced by the Deputy of the official representative of the government of Germany Ulrike Demmer Monday, may 7, thus confirming reports in Russian media.
The last time Merkel was on a visit to Russia in may 2017, also in Sochi.
Demmer, said that Berlin is concerned about mass arrests in the past in Russia, the 5 may protests, in particular, reports of harsh actions of law enforcement and detention of minors.
However, the German government welcomes the plans of the head of the Council on human rights under the President of the Russian Federation Mikhail Fedotov to prepare a report on the actions of the organizers of the protests, the authorities of cities and law enforcement.
Earlier, Ukraine condemned the grave attack by the punitive units of the Kremlin regime on Russian citizens who took to the streets as part of a global peaceful protest “He is not our king.”
Source: Russian service of DW
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