Macron plans to negotiate with Putin: Sides will discuss Ukrainian issue

Source : 112 Ukraine

French President expressed determination to find "a lasting political solution to the conflict"
20:04, 17 April 2021

President of France Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the near future. During the talks, the issue of Ukraine will be discussed. This was reported by the press service of the Elysee Palace.

The French side notes that Macron, during negotiations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed France's commitment to "the unity and sovereignty of Ukraine."

At the same time, the French president expressed his determination to fully comply with the Minsk agreements and find a "lasting political solution to the conflict."

Related: Russian Foreign Ministry officially expels Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg

"The President of the Republic and President Zelensky also exchanged views with German Chancellor Angela Merkel through a videoconference. They jointly noted that the conclusions of the Paris summit, held on December 9, 2019, remain fully relevant and require Russia to interact with Ukraine to facilitate their implementation. Macron will soon discuss this with President Putin, "the Elysee Palace noted.

Yesterday in Paris a meeting was held between President Volodymyr Zelensky and French leader Emmanuel Macron. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also joined the video link negotiations.

Following the talks, the leaders of the countries demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border.

Related: 15 Russian warships enter the Black Sea

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