French President Emmanuel Macron said he would continue to continue dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to avoid an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and “achieve concrete things.”
The French president is on an official visit to the United States from November 29 to December 2. On Thursday, he held talks with the American leader Joe Biden in the White House.
“I will continue to talk with President Putin. Today, we have already talked about this with Biden, because we have always strived to avoid escalation and achieve very specific things: for example, I will talk with him about the safety of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant,” Macron said at a press conference following the talks with Biden, broadcast by the Elysee Palace on Twitter.
Former press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Putin does not yet have a telephone conversation with Macron in his work plans.