There will be no progress on the Ukrainian and Syrian issues without an open and sincere dialogue. This was stated in Facebook by the President of France Emmanuelle Macron after the meeting in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"We had a straightforward, frank exchange of views. I said absolutely everything that I thought of to the President Putin. We are divided by disagreements. We see how to develop joint actions." If we do not have an open, sincere dialogue, then we will not make any progress neither on the Ukrainian question, nor on the Syrian question, " Macron noted.
Earlier it was reported that Putin and Macron discussed ways to de-escalate conflict in Donbas. French president stressed once again that he wants to discuss the issue soon with leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine within Normandy format.