French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that he was very concerned about the situation in Mariupol, Ukrainian city that has been hit by constant bombing in recent days, according to the Élysée Palace.
According to the statement, Macron “shared his extreme concern with President Putin about the situation in Mariupol and once again demanded an immediate ceasefire.”
“The president [Macron] asked him for concrete and verifiable measures to lift the siege of Mariupol, allowing humanitarian access and an immediate ceasefire,” he added.
“The president [francês] again brought to light the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine, the continuous attacks targeting civilians and the disregard for humanitarian law, when negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian delegation, so far, have not led to any progress,” added Macron’s office.
In response to a journalist’s question as to whether Putin accused Ukraine of war crimes in connection with Macron, the Palace said: “As he has publicly done, President Putin has again placed responsibility for the conflict on Ukraine.”
The call lasted just over an hour, according to the French agency.
Source: CNN Brasil