Conflicts & War

Russia is open to talks with Ukraine; Putin tells Macron

Moscow, May 3 (EFE).- Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Moscow is open to talks with Ukraine but called for an end to the West’s weapon supply to Kyiv, the Kremlin said.

Putin explained to Macron his vision of the negotiations with the Ukrainian representatives “in particular, he stressed that despite Kiev’s inconsistency and unpreparedness for serious work Russia remained open to a dialogue,” the Kremlin said in a statement cited by the TASS news agency.

The Russian leader also told Macron that EU nations ignored alleged war crimes committed by Ukrainian forces “and massive bombardments of Donbass villages and cities, which kill peaceful civilians.”

Putin also called on the West to “terminate” its supply of weapons to Kyiv.

Macron raised his concerns about the global food security issues caused by the war, according to the Kremlin.

That situation has been fundamentally complicated by the sanctions imposed by Western countries, Putin said, highlighting the importance of logistics and transport infrastructures working without any type of obstacles. EFE


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