Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron have not had phone talks for two months because talks are currently not “necessary”, the Kremlin has said. Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have not had a phone call. telephone interview for two months because France is an “unfriendly” country with which discussions are not currently “necessary”, the Kremlin said on Friday August 5. “Well, first of all, France is an unfriendly state in the with regard to the actions it is taking concerning our country,” Dmitri Peskov told the press, in response to a question about the lack of recent telephone exchange between the two leaders, who had spoken to each other several times at the start of the year. “They don’t call each other because they feel the time is not right, and right now it just isn’t necessary. If the need arises, they can call each other in a minute,” said Dmitry Peskov. had notably discussed on the telephone, with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the fate of Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner by the Russian army. Previously, Emmanuel Macron had telephone conversations with Vladimir Putin 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 Vladimir Poutine. the launch of a Russian offensive against Ukraine. Russia qualifies as “unfriendly” the countries which, like France, in particular imposed sanctions against them after its intervention in Ukraine. The Kremlin has continued to extend this list of “unfriendly” countries subjected to retaliatory measures by Moscow. It now includes the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Taiwan and all members of the European Union. SEE ALSO – “Macron was wrong all along the line in his relationship with Putin,” says Sergei Jirnov
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