Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin talked with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, his press office said.
“The interlocutors raised the humanitarian situation in areas affected by the special operation to protect Donbas and Vladimir Putin briefed them on the real state of affairs,” the Kremlin said.
Putin told the leaders about the recent video conference involving Russian and Ukrainian negotiators.
The trio talked about Russian security demands for Ukraine. The German chancellery said that the phone conversation lasted for 75 minutes.
Scholz and Macron called for an immediate ceasefire and efforts to solve the crisis diplomatically. Hours earlier, Scholz spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.