According to Censor.NET, citing European Pravda, it was stated by Germany's Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler, Deutsche Welle writes.
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According to him, after the withdrawal of Russia troops from the border with Ukraine Moscow should take further steps to resolve the conflict.
"This is an important step in the right direction. This shows that Russia does not want an escalation of the conflict with the West," the official said.
Erler also noted that the upcoming Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum in Milan present an opportunity for dialogue of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine in order to stabilize the situation.