Macron and Putin discussed “conditions for security and stability” in Europe, according to Élysée Palace

Telephonic talk between Macron and Putin

TGO, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone for 1 hour and 40 minutes Saturday in a follow-up to discussions the two held on Feb. 7, according to the Élysée Palace.

The two presidents discussed different paths to proceed on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and continued their discussion on the conditions for security and stability in Europe. They both expressed a willingness to continue the dialogue on these two points,” the Élysée statement said. “The President of the Republic conveyed the concerns of his European partners and allies to his interlocutor. He told President Putin that sincere dialogue was not compatible with an escalation.