The Russian government has regular contacts with the German opposition, said Russia's president Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Wednesday during his meeting with Bavaria's Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber - the main rival of the current Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder at the coming election scheduled for September 2002.
According to the Russian head's recent telephone conversation with Gerhard Schroeder, the Chancellor supports this approach, Vladimir Putin pointed.
President Putin said he was happy that "the German society took Russia as a serious partner despite its internal political situation." The president also said that the Russian side in its turn showed the same attitude towards Germany.
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Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said