Macron and Scholz demand that Putin release 2,500 defenders of Mariupol: new details of the conversation

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Makron and Scholz demand that Putin release 2,500 Mariupol defenders: new details of the conversation

Makron and Scholz demand the dismissal of 2,500 Mariupol defenders/Channel 24 Collage

Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz had a conversation with Vladimir Putin on May 28. The President of France and the Chancellor of Germany demand the release of about 2,500 defenders of Mariupol.

In addition, Scholz and Macron said that Russia should immediately suspend the blockade of seaports. Then Ukraine will be able to continue exporting grain – this will stop the food crisis in the countries of the world.

Also, Scholz and Macron called on the head of the Kremlin to stop the war immediately.

The German chancellor and French president called for an immediate truce and the withdrawal of Russian troops. They urged Putin to hold direct talks with the President of Ukraine and seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict, the report says.

Estonian Prime Minister urged EU leaders not to call Putin

Kaya Kallas, the Estonian prime minister, remarked that there was no point in calling the head of the Kremlin. This makes Putin feel “important.” Meanwhile, it is necessary that the president of the aggressor country was in isolation.

The latest news about the defenders of Azovstal

  • Aleksey Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, said that Ukrainian defenders from Azovstal was taken through the humanitarian corridor to the occupied Yelenovka (the territory of the Donetsk region). So far, the Ukrainian side knows that no violence is used against the defenders of Mariupol. Over time, all heroes must be exchanged for captured Russians.
  • Mariupol defender Denis Prokopenko managed to make a phone call to his wife. He said that everything was fine with him. In addition, Danilov stressed that this was not the only communication between the commander and his wife. She said that this became possible by agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Russia and thanks to the mediation of the Red Cross.
  • The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council assured that Ukraine is closely following the process.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross reported that will not publish the names of the defenders of Azovstal. However, the relatives of the heroes will be able to send a request for all the necessary information.
  • Information about how many people withdrawn from Azovstal was registered by the Red Cross has not yet been disclosed. This was reported as confidential information.

Families seeking information about missing relatives can contact the ICRC's Central Tracing Agency:

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