Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel / REUTERS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a working visit to Russia on January 11 at Russian President Vladimir Putin's invitation.

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"During the talks, [Putin and Merkel] plan to discuss pressing issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as the escalation of tensions in the Middle East following a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad's airport on January 3," the TV news service said on January 6, referring to the Kremlin's press service.

They will also touch upon the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, in particular regarding the implementation of the Minsk agreements and arrangements reached at the Normandy Four summit held in Paris December 9.