Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz by phone today the situation in Ukraine.
In a statement issued by the Kremlin and carried by the Russia Today website, it said: “During the tripartite phone call, special attention was paid to the situation on the course of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, which was frozen by the Kyiv authorities, and an in-depth exchange of views was held on the objective aspects of the situation in Ukraine.”
According to the statement, President Putin referred to the latest developments in the context of the ongoing Russian special military operation, pointing out that the Russian forces strictly adhere to the rules of international humanitarian law.
Putin expressed the Russian side's openness to resuming dialogue with Ukraine and stressed the danger of arms delivery to it, pointing out that the pumping of Western weapons into this country leads to destabilizing the situation and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.
Putin announced that supplies of agricultural products from Russia may reduce the current tensions in the food market, stressing that Russia is ready to search for ways to export grain, including transporting it from the Black Sea ports. At the same time, he pointed to the need to lift Western sanctions imposed on Russia.
Putin also spoke to Scholz and Macron during the call about Russia's work to normalize peaceful life in the Donbass region.
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