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Moscow [Russia], December 8 (ANI/Sputnik): Russian President Vladimir Putin will surely send a congratulatory message to newly-appointed German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appointed Scholz from the Social Democratic party as the country's new chancellor.

"I am not sure about a telephone conversation but, surely, the president will send a congratulatory message," Peskov told reporters.

There have been no contacts with the new chancellor and his team yet, he added. (ANI/Sputnik)

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