PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss security issues including Ukraine, Libya and Iran with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a video call on Friday, the Elysee Palace said.
“There is a need for further progress on the crisis agenda, on Ukraine especially”, the Elysee said in a statement on Wednesday.
Macron has called for Europe to reexamine its strategic partnership with Russia, saying that a policy of defiance towards Moscow in recent years had failed.
Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Writing by Matthieu Protard; editing by Richard Lough and Jonathan Oatis
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