“Undoubtedly, the visit is significant in the sense that this is already the last visit of Mrs. Merkel in the position of the Chancellor, in general a foreign policy visit, because there is very little time left before the elections.

The topics for discussion are, in part, standard: these are energy and European security in the context of growing tensions and misunderstandings between Russia and our Western partners, ”he explained.

Also, according to the expert, the topics of transatlantic relations and the role of Russia, especially in the context of the US sanctions pressure on Nord Stream 2, as well as the situation in Ukraine, can be touched upon.

"Because this topic is gaining urgency in the context of the fact that Ukraine is trying to tie the topic of maintaining transit to the energy agenda," the interlocutor of RT concluded.

Earlier, the Kremlin confirmed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks in Moscow on August 20.