German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a campaign rally in Wolgast, Friday, where she touched upon domestic and international issues.

The German leader said it is still being worked on finding a solution for the conflict in Ukraine, which would lead to lifting the sanctions against Russia. She added, “of course I would like to have better relations with Russia.”

Merkel commented on the crisis with North Korea, saying, “It’s challenge for everyone of us – Europe, USA, Japan, China, Russia – to find a diplomatic solution. There is no military solution for the conflict regarding North Korea.”