OREANDA-NEWS. The Eastern Committee of the German Economy has canceled a planned meeting of German business representatives with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was scheduled for March. This was reported by Reuters, citing a representative of the committee, who said that the exact date of the event did not even have time to agree.

I can confirm this to some extent. The problem is that, despite media reports that even called March 3, there was no specific date on our part, the agency quotes the source as saying.

Thus, according to him, it is not entirely correct to talk about the cancellation of the meeting, since everything was only at the planning stage.

There will be no such meeting in March,” he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer opposed Putin's decision to recognize the sovereignty of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. European politicians in separate statements stressed that the measure taken by the Kremlin is contrary to international law and nullifies the diplomatic efforts of the international community to resolve the conflict through the implementation of the Minsk agreements.