Kremlin Spokesman affirmed that there are currently no plans for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
“So far, no initiatives have been put forward for holding a conversation,” Dmitry Peskov said.
The spokesman believes that “the French president will probably first return home from New York.” “Some initiatives that he has mentioned may take place later.
He also pointed out that there is no agreed-upon phone call on Putin’s schedule at the moment.
On Tuesday, Macron revealed that he expected to hold telephone talks with Putin in the coming days. He is currently taking part in the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Last month, Macron accused the Russian leader of launching a “brutal attack” on Ukraine in an imperialist, revanchist violation of international law.
Macron warned French citizens that the resulting energy and economic crisis confronting Europe isn’t over, calling it “the price of our freedom and our values.”
“Since Vladimir Putin launched his brutal attack on Ukraine, war has returned to European soil, a few hours away from us,” he said in a speech commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Allied landing in Nazi-occupied southern France during World War II.
In the same vein, the French President indicated that Putin is seeking to impose his “imperialist will” on Europe, conjuring “phantoms of the spirit of revenge” in a “flagrant violation of the integrity of states.”