Macron to hold phone talks with Putin over Ukraine crisis

  |  Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 |  3:50 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would later this week hold talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Ukraine, insisting on the need for dialogue with Moscow.

“I will have telephone talks with the president on Friday morning,” Macron said alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, saying the talks would be part of a “demanding dialogue” with Russia and provide the chance to gain “clarification” over Moscow’s Ukraine strategy, reports AFP.