Negotiations between Putin and Macron have ended

Talks between Russian and French leaders Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron have ended.

At the beginning of the meeting, Putin said that despite frequent contacts with his counterpart, many issues have been piled. He thanked the French leader for his active participation in addressing security matters. Putin also mentioned that he was ready to discuss ideas for resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

Emmanuel Macron is said to be flying from Moscow to Kiev, where he will hold talks with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. He praised the meeting with Putin.

The French leader said he was seeking dialogue with Putin, taking into account European interests and Russia's concerns.

In recent days, there have been growing rumors that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine. The Kremlin and the Russian Foreign Ministry proceed denying the report. Russian officials claim the allegations are aimed at recruiting foreign troops near the Russian border.