EUROPEAN PRAVDA – FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2022, 5:01 PM
On Friday, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary to the President of Russia, commented on the lengthy interruption in telephone conversations between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Source: European Pravda, citing the Russian financial newspaper Kommersant
“Firstly, France is an unfriendly country because of the actions France is taking towards our country. They don’t call each other because they think the time hasn’t come and it’s just not necessary now. If the emergency arises, they can call at any time,” Peskov said at a news conference.
France’s president has been repeatedly criticized for speaking to Putin by phone during the war in Ukraine.
For example, Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said that: talking to the president of Russia was pointlessand Dalia Grybauskaitė, former President of Lithuania, referred to the calls as “calls to a terrorist”.
After a visit to Kiev in June, Macron claimed he had called Putin many times because Kiev had asked him, but usually he called Putin on his own initiative.
Macron also admitted that talking to Putin had failed, and he began to feel this especially acutely after a visit to Ukraine.
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