French President Emmanuel Macron has called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to stop “devastating aggression” on Ukraine and allow grain exports from Ukraine in the context of negative effects on global food security.
“On Tuesday, the President of the Republic spoke by telephone with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.
The conversation comes after the telephone conversation that the President of the Republic had on April 30 with Volodymyr Zelenski, the President of Ukraine. The President of the Republic once again highlighted the extreme gravity of the consequences of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
Macron told Putin to allow grain exports from Ukraine, but was also concerned about the situation in Mariupol and Donbas
He expressed deep concern about Mariupol and the situation in Donbas and called on Russia to allow continued evacuations initiated a few days ago from the Azovstal plant, in coordination with humanitarian actors and by allowing evacuees the option of destination, in accordance with international humanitarian law. ” , announces the French Presidency, according to a communiqué posted on Tuesday evening on its own website, romania24.ro reports.
Emmanuel Macron “expressed his willingness to work with the relevant international organizations to help lift the Russian blockade on Ukrainian food exports to the Black Sea, in the context of the consequences for global food security,” said the Elysée Palace.
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