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A spokesman for the German government, Steffen Seibert, said thetwo discussed the implementation of agreements made in Minsk onSept. 5 about the peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
Merkel made clear to Putin that the complete withdrawal ofRussian troops and securing the Russian-Ukrainian border werecrucial for ensuring a solution to the conflict, Seibertsaid.
Merkel welcomed the compromise on free trade struck duringtrilateral discussions between Russia, Ukraine and the EuropeanUnion, and called for the talks to continue, including on the gasprice conflict between Russia and Ukraine, he said.