Macron calls Putin, Zelensky over invasion of Ukraine


President Emmanuel Macron of France

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has called Russian President,  Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky over invasion of Ukraine on the need to stop the ceasefire.

Macron said he spoke with the two president separately.

“With President Zelensky, our exchanges are constant. I want to salute the sense of responsibility he shows.

“At the latter’s request and given the humanitarian situation, I called President Putin. To President Putin, I reiterated the demand of the international community to end the Russian offensive against Ukraine, and insisted on the need to implement a ceasefire immediately,” he tweeted.

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Macron said as discussions between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations begin, he asked for respect for the cessation of strikes and attacks against civilians and places of residence, the preservation of all civilian infrastructure and the securing of roads.

“I asked for respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilian populations, such as the delivery of aid. In this regard, France is bringing a resolution to the United Nations Security Council.

“To prevent the situation from worsening, I suggested to President Putin that we stay in touch in the coming days. We will resume discussions,” Macron tweeted further.

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