>> The tense body language perhaps says it all. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, being welcomed on a rare visit to Russia by President Vladimir Putin. The pair met in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. The talks ahead of the G20 Summit.>>
> The two will meet again when Merkel hosts Putin at July's G20 meeting in Hamburg. Few expect the body language to be any warmer by the summer.
This is Merkel's first trip to Russia since the annexation of Crimea in 2014. She called on all sides to work towards a ceasefire in the region.>>
Germany's been a driving force behind the EU sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukrainian crisis. She says there are serious differences of opinion. The Russian leader, meanwhile, unhappy at suggestions that Moscow might meddle in the upcoming German election.>>
And we would very much like it if nobody interfered in the political life of Russia too.>>