Former German Chancellor says Putin wants peace talks

RUSSIA / FSU POLITICS - In Brief 04 Aug 2022 by Alex Teddy

On August 3 Gerhard Schroeder said that a visit to Moscow had informed him that Russian President wants a parley. Schroeder said both sides needed to make concessions.

Schroeder has long been regarded as a friend of Putin.

Schroeder said the grain export deal shows that Moscow is a valid interlocutor. He was on the board of Rosneft for years until 2022. He came under intense pressure over this and resigned. His father was killed in World War 2 fighting against the Soviets. Gerhard Schroeder was chair of the Nord Stream 2 shareholders' committee.

Putin's press spokesman said that Ukraine knows Russia's conditions for talks.

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