Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel of condolence on the passing of Helmut Kohl. The former leader of Germany died on Friday morning in his home in Ludwigshafen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences in connection with death eks-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin.
«I was lucky enough to personally chat with Helmut Kohl. I admired his wisdom, ability to make sound, forward-looking solutions even in the most difficult situations. In Russia he will be remembered as a principled supporter of development of friendly relations between our countries, made a huge contribution to the strengthening of mutually beneficial bilateral partnership and good neighborly relations», — Putin wrote in the telegram with condolences.
The Kremlin said that with the name of Helmut Kohl, linked to key events in the history of modern Germany. Occupying the post of Chancellor, he played a key role in ending the cold war and the unification of Germany.
Words of sympathy the President of Russia expressed to the families and friends of Helmut Kohl, the government and the people of Germany.
Former German Chancellor, died Friday morning at his home in Ludwigshafen in Central Germany. He was 87 years old.
Died former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl