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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says maintaining communication with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician.

Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg. It is vital and at the same time reminds Moscow that Western sanctions for the war in Ukraine will not be lifted unless there is a "fair peace" , DPA reported.

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"It is extremely important to talk to Putin, and I will continue to do so, as the President of France will continue to do so," Scholz said in an exclusive interview with the DPA today.

The German chancellor's comments came hours after he returned from a visit to Kyiv with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the city of Amiens.

He is the youngest president of Italy, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Johannes.

"When I talk to Putin, I tell him, for example, the same things I told you," Scholz said.

He added that it was important to understand that Russia could not dictate terms of peace with Ukraine.

Scholz said he would tell Putin he was wrong if he really thought he would "steal some land and then hope that times will change and everything will return to normal."

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"You must withdraw your troops and you must reach an agreement with Ukraine that is acceptable and fair to the people of Ukraine," Scholz told the Kremlin directly.

He noted that all sanctions imposed on Russia since 2014 "are still in force".

"The sanctions we have now imposed on Russia during (this) war will not be lifted if there is no just peace, that is, peace that is good for the people of Ukraine, for its parliament and accepted by the President of Ukraine," Scholz concluded. .

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