International Desk, Delhi – Magazine: Macron’s plane landed at Vnukovo airport in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin.
The French leader arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Politicians are expected to exchange ideas on how to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that the meeting of the presidents was to start around 17:00. The talks should continue with a working lunch and end with a joint press conference. Later it became known that the plane of the French leader took off 45 minutes late.
Before flying out of Paris, Macron told French journalists that he was “confidently optimistic” but “soberly assesses the situation.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed French efforts “to resolve the issue of security in Europe”, welcoming his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to the Kremlin, in the midst of the Russian-Western crisis around Ukraine.
“I see how many efforts are being made by the French authorities to resolve the issue of security in Europe”, in particular to “find a settlement to the crisis”, said Vladimir Putin, at the start of the meeting with Emmanuel Macron.
Emmanuel Macron spoke this Saturday about the Russian-Ukrainian crisis with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, before his trip to Moscow and Kiev, the Elysée announced. These separate telephone exchanges are part “in a context of constant consultation between allies on the subject of tensions between Ukraine and Russia “, indicated the French presidency. .