Paris (AFP) – 12/02/2022. 00:58
Macron and Putin hold talks on Ukraine crisis
- The Elysee Palace announced on Friday that French President Emmanuel Macron will call his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Saturday afternoon.
- Contact with the aim of discussing the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, which Western countries want to solve “by diplomatic means, dialogue and deterrence”
- The leaders, according to the Elysee, “reiterated their determination to prioritize the diplomatic track, dialogue and deterrence, with the aim of de-escalation.”
The Elysee Palace announced on Friday that the French President Emmanuel Macron He will call his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday noon to discuss… Russia-Ukrainian crisis Which Western countries want to solve “by diplomatic means, dialogue and deterrence.”
The French presidency said that the leaders of Western countries, including US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, “reaffirmed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” during talks on Friday afternoon.
The leaders reiterated, according to the Elysee, “their determination to give priority to the diplomatic track, dialogue and deterrence, with the aim of de-escalation.”
They also decided to “remain as vigilant” about the “Russian military exercises that began in Belarus on February 10, as was expected.”
Macron will hold new consultations with his Russian counterpart, who received him Monday in the Kremlin for more than five hours. On Tuesday, Macron went to Kiev, where he met President Volodymyr Zelensky, and from there to Berlin.
On Friday, the White House expected Joe Biden to call Putin in an attempt to dissuade him from invading Ukraine.