Macron and Putin talks focus on Ukraine, Syria and Libya


At a press conference ahead of more than two hours of talks between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in southern France on Monday evening, Putin said he supported a plan for international talks to seek a resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, while Macron said their discussions would centre on the crises in Syria and Libya because "Russia has an essential role in these situations".

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he must respect democratic principles during a joint press conference before talks between the two leaders late Monday at the Fort de Brégançon, a medieval fortress and presidential retreat on the French Mediterranean coast, reports Euronews.