Putin wants ‘constructive’ ties with new German leader – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Germany

© APA | Russian President Vladimir Putin, Germany's new leader Olaf Scholz

# 08 December 2021 15:48 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants "constructive" ties with Germany's new leader Olaf Scholz and hopes for continuity in relations between the two countries, the Kremlin said Wednesday, APA reports citing Moscow Times.

"We are counting on continuity, on the fact that constructive relations will develop between the president and the new chancellor, that the German side will continue to proceed from the understanding that there is no alternative to dialogue to resolve the most difficult differences," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

He said Putin would send a congratulatory telegram to Scholz.