“If the need arises, they can call each other in a minute,” said Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman. Article written by Published on 05/08/2022 16:03 Updated on 05/08/2022 17:04 Reading time: 1 min. Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have not had a telephone interview for two months because France is an “unfriendly” country. Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, explained this to the press on Friday August 5, in response to a question about the absence of a recent telephone exchange between the two leaders. “They don’t call each other because they don’t think the time is right, and right now it’s just not necessary. If the need arises, they can call each other in a minute”, continued Dmitry Peskov. >> War in Ukraine: what are the telephone exchanges between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin for? The last official exchange between Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart dates back to May 28, when the two leaders notably discussed on the phone, with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the fate of Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner by the Russian army. Previously, the French president had telephone conversations with the Russian president in early May, early March and five times in February in the midst of rising tensions until the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine on February 24. He also went in person to Moscow on February 7 to meet the head of the Kremlin. Moscow accused Paris of violating “diplomatic etiquette” in early July. In question: the documentary A president, Europe and war, broadcast on France 2. A sequence showed an exchange between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Poutine, four days before the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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