Putin, Macron discuss EU-Belarus migrant crisis

15 December 2021, 1:00 pm
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Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, where the two leaders discussed the EU-Belarus migrant crisis and the situation in Ukraine, among other issues.

While discussing the situation on the border between Belarus and the EU, Putin on Tuesday spoke in favour of direct dialogue between representatives from EU member states and Minsk, the Kremlin said.

“The fact that Poland and the Baltic States are violating their international obligations to protect the rights of refugees and that the migration crisis needs to be overcome in accordance with humanitarian law was noted,” it added.

Putin and Macron further exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine, where the Russian leader “provided specific examples of violations by Kiev of the Minsk agreements, which is the only viable pat