Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave an insight into his phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The SPD politician reported that these talks lasted up to an hour and a half last night at the “Rheinische Post” meeting in Düsseldorf.

The last was last December. Sometimes Putin does without the German translation because he has already understood, and sometimes the Kremlin boss also speaks German – “if it fits,” said Scholz.

His talks with Putin are always embedded in talks with Germany’s allies, and it becomes clear when an exchange is due. “It’s not like I’m texting and asking, ‘Shall we go back?’ There is a telephone switchboard suitable for this purpose, the Chancellor said about the special features of these talks. Despite the different opinions, the phone calls are always polite. He was with Putin by you, said Scholz.