Hanover / Kyiv. After his forces invaded Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for the country’s demilitarization and recognition of Crimea as part of Russia. This was reported by Agence France-Presse, citing the Kremlin, which quoted a phone call between Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.
Macron hat Putin On the occasion of peace talks with Ukraine On the other hand, he demanded a halt to attacks against civilians in particular. In a phone call on Monday, Macron demanded a halt to all attacks on people and places of residence, and the preservation of civilian infrastructure. Roads must also be secured, especially in the south of Kyiv. It was said from Paris that Putin was ready to work on these points.
The Kremlin: Security interests must be viewed “unconditionally.”
Regarding a possible agreement with Ukraine, the Kremlin said: “Putin stressed that such an agreement is possible only if Russia’s legitimate security interests are unconditionally taken into account.” This includes, for example, the recognition of the sovereignty of the Crimea in the Black Sea. and demilitarization of Ukraine.
She also said: “It has been proven that the Russian side is open to negotiations with representatives of Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that 352 civilians were killed on Sunday evening, including 14 children. 1,684 people were infected, including 116 children.
Macron demands respect for human rights
Macron also renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to Russian attacks on Ukraine. He also stressed the need to respect international human rights.
Paris announced that Macron also spoke with Putin at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Selinsky and Macron exchanged ideas several times on Monday. Macron was the first Western politician to speak to Putin on Thursday after his leadership was criticized internationally.