Putin and Macron discuss situation in Ukraine

 Putin and Macron discuss situation in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron today, the Kremlin press service said.

Putin and Macron talked about the conflict in Ukraine and the need to enforce the 2015 Minsk peace agreement that was sponsored by France and Germany.

They also discussed the situation in Syria and underlined the need for developing closer cooperation between Russia and France in tackling the Syrian crisis.

The statement noted they hailed a Russian-French forum called "Trianon Dialogue" intended to encourage civil society contacts, ABC news reported.

The two leaders also exchanged views on bilateral ties, including preparations for Macron's trip to Russia, set for May.