French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, July 15, at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin will talk about Ukraine, Iran and Syria. This is reported by the Reuters agency, citing a source from the entourage of the French president.
Macron will meet with Putin in Moscow before the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in which the French team will play with Croatian national team.
In addition, the source of the agency claims that Macron is not yet ready to invite the Russian president to the G7 summit.
"The situation in Ukraine has not improved enough that Macron could invite Putin to the G7 summit, which in 2019 will take place in Biarritz in the south-west of France," the agency's source said.
We recall that in early June, after the G7 summit in Canada, Emmanuel Macron said that he would not mind inviting Putin to the Biarritz summit, but this will depend on Russia's implementation of the Minsk agreements and progress in overcoming the Ukrainian crisis.
In addition to the Ukrainian issue, the leaders of the two countries will also discuss the situation in Syria and relations with Iran, the report said.
Earlier leaders of France and Russia, Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin discussed the current developments in Ukraine. The sides agreed that the implementation of Minsk agreement provisions is vital for solution of the ongoing Donbas conflict.
'We talked through the eastern Ukraine conflict, making emphasis on the rigorous implementation of Minsk agreement', RIA Novosti quoted Putin as saying, after the meeting, which took place in St. Petersburg on May 24.
Macron, in turn, said that Paris and Moscow should jointly work to provide collective security.
France may act in some situations where 'certain red lines are crossed', the French leader said.