The topic of the blogger Alexei Navalny, arrested in Russia, was raised at the request of the head of the European Council.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of the European Council Charles Michel held telephone talks on a number of topical issues.
One of the key topics of discussion was the joint fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The leaders talked about the possibilities of co-production of COVID-19 vaccines.
The heads of Russia and the European Council discussed the current state of affairs in relations between Russia and the European Union with an emphasis on the need to build pragmatic cooperation in mutually beneficial areas.