Merkel, Trump share concerns about Syrian developments

BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump share concerns about developments in Syria, especially the humanitarian situation in the region around Idlib, Merkel's spokesman said after the two leaders spoke by telephone.
"Russia is called upon to act in a moderating manner on the Syrian government and prevent a further escalation," Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Monday evening.
Seibert said the two leaders also spoke about Ukraine, the Western Balkans and trade, he said, without elaborating.