Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zakharova accused France of violating the secrecy of the talks between Putin and Macron =”The Foreign Ministry accused France of violating the secrecy of the talks between Putin and Macron” />
France violated the confidentiality of President Emmanuel Macron's talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. This was stated by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova in the program “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov”, TASS reports.
“When calls are made at the highest level, this, of course, is a confidential story. It turned out that a couple of months ago, when Macron called the President of Russia, the entire conversation was recorded by a journalistic camera with journalists who were sitting and filming it all, — she said.
On June 30, France 2 TV channel premiered a documentary film about the Elysee Palace directed by Guy Lagache. The picture was called “President, Europe and War”. It tells about Macron's attempts to reduce tensions around Ukraine, including through a conversation with Putin on February 20— four days before the start of Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
The publication Le Temps published a transcript of the negotiations between the presidents a few days before the release of the film. During the call, Putin accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of lying about preparing to implement the Minsk agreements. Macron reaffirmed his commitment to the opinion that they must be carried out.
“Listen, Emmanuel, I don't understand what your problem is with the separatists. At least they did everything necessary, at our insistence, to start a constructive dialogue with the Ukrainian authorities,— then said the Russian president.
The presidents then argued about the right of the “separatists” to draw up a roadmap on the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which, under the Minsk agreements, were to be considered by the authorities of Ukraine.
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Later, the French leader invited Putin to hold a meeting of all parties to the Ukrainian conflict. The Russian president promised to study the proposal after the conversation.
In addition, Macron asked Putin to “calm down” their troops near the border with Ukraine. The Russian leader promised that the military exercises would end on the evening of February 20, but indicated that the troops would remain at the border until the situation in Donbass was resolved.
During the conversation, the French president conveyed to his Russian counterpart the words of US leader Joe Biden that that he is ready to meet in Geneva in the next few days.
Politician, President of France
December 21, 1977
politician, president of Russia
October 7, 1952
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