Johnson tells Macron Putin ready for diplomatic solution in Ukraine
The British Prime Minister discussed the Ukraine situation with the Fench President and expressed Putin made "commitments" that suggest his willingness for diplomacy.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron that Russian President Vladimir Putin's "commitments" indicate a willingness for dialogue, Downing Street said Sunday night in a statement.
The two spoke by phone on Sunday.
As per the statement, "The Prime Minister noted that President Putin’s commitments to President Macron were a welcome sign that he might still be willing to engage in finding a diplomatic solution. The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine’s voice must be central in any discussions."
According to the British government, Macron and Johnson agreed that Ukraine must fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements.
A planned telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place today, according to a statement by the French Presidency.
Russia insists that it has no intention of attacking any country, seeing the Western accusations as a pretext to deploy more NATO military equipment close to Russia's borders.
As Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of malice, Kiev launched several offensives against the Donetsk People's Republic and Russia's Rostov.
According to the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded Emmanuel Macron, that the current escalation in eastern Ukraine was caused by Kiev's soldiers.
Yesterday, the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) announced a general mobilization in the two republics.