Macron-Putin phone call lasted more than two hours
The first conversation between Putin and Macron since March lasts more than two hours.
Media reports on Tuesday noted that today's phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, the first since March, lasted more than two hours.
According to BFMTV, Tuesday's phone call between the two leaders lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes.
During the phone call, Russia's President told his French counterpart that the EU is not paying attention to war crimes being committed by Ukrainian forces.
"Attention was drawn to the ignoring by the EU member states of the war crimes of the Ukrainian security forces, massive shelling of cities and towns of Donbass, as a result of which civilians are dying," the Kremlin said in a statement.
Putin also added that the West could help stop these "atrocities" being committed by Ukrainian forces.
Russia's President informed his counterpart that Moscow is ready for dialogue with Ukraine, despite Kiev's "unpreparedness".
Macron, for his part, told Putin that he has concerns over the emerging problem of ensuring global food security. In reply, Putin said that food security issues are caused primarily by Western sanctions, highlighting the importance of the functionality of global logistics and the transport infrastructure.