4 days before the invasion of Ukraine: the media published recordings of Macron's conversation with Putin
Putin and Macron spoke shortly before the war/АР
French President Emmanuel Macron called Putin frequently, not only after a full-scale invasion. He maintained an active dialogue with the dictator until February 24.
A few days before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron called Vladimir Putin. The conversation took place on February 20 and concerned the Minsk agreements.
What did Macron talk about with the Russian dictator
Macron wanted to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements with Putin. He asked the Russian dictator to express his vision of the situation and clearly state his future intentions.
Putin tried to put all the blame on Zelensky, saying that he “does nothing” and “lies to Macron.” Then Putin decided to attack and accused Macron of wanting to revise the Minsk agreements. He protested passionately.
I have no idea where your lawyer studied. I look directly at the text of the agreements and try to apply them,” Macron said.
Putin decided to keep playing the familiar record and whine about how the pro-Russian militants “can't hear.” Macron objected that no one cares about the positions of the separatists, because they are not a party to the Minsk agreements.
At the end of the meeting, Putin agreed to a meeting with Biden, but added that the date of the meeting would need to be further discussed. He also told Macron that he was generally in the gym and was going to play hockey.
The war between Russia and Ukraine: recent events
- Russian invaders carried out a rocket attack on the Rivne region. Their ammunition hit two civilian targets. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties, rescuers have already gone to the scene.
- Lukashenko “distinguished himself” at a meeting with Putin with senile statements. In his opinion, Lithuania's ban on the transit of sanctioned goods is a declaration of war. He also lamented to Putin about “tense relations” with Poland and Lithuania.
- The situation at the front remains difficult, but manageable. The Armed Forces of Ukraine hold the line and prevent the enemy from moving deep into Ukraine, in particular, to the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.