Macron, Putin disagree on responsibility for eastern Ukraine tensions – French official

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with French President Emmanuel Macron in Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, attend a joint press conference, in Moscow, Russia, February 7, 2022. Thibault Camus/Pool via REUTERS

February 20, 2022

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin disagreed in their phone call on Sunday over who was responsible for tensions in eastern Ukraine, a French presidential adviser said.

Macron put blame on the Russian separatists and Putin on Ukraine, the French official said.

He added the two agreed that a three-way meeting of OSCE, Ukraine, Russia representatives be held on Monday.

(Reporting by Michel Rose and Juliette Jabkhiro; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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