| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Kremlin: Putin speaks to Macron, explains Russian actions in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone to French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday and gave him an “exhaustive” explanation of the reasons for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

The Kremlin said the call took place at Macron’s initiative, and he and Putin agreed to stay in contact.

Macron undertook strenuous diplomacy in recent weeks to try to avert a Russian invasion of Ukraine, including holding talks with Putin in the Kremlin.

  • Reuters