US News: Macron and Putin, the reunion on the phone: what they said this Friday

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their last telephone interview dates back to May 28.

Emmanuel Macron et Vladimir Poutine à Saint-Pétersbourg, le 25 mai 2018 © AFP.com/dmitry Lovetsky Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin in Saint Petersburg, May 25, 2018

Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron had not spoken since May 28. The Russian and French presidents had a telephone interview this Friday, August 19 in the afternoon. Previously, the tenant of the Elysée had exchanged with Vladimir Putin in early May, early March and five times in February in full rise in tensions to the Kremlin offensive in Ukraine , February 24. He also went in person to Moscow on February 7 to meet Vladimir Putin. Multiple contacts which had earned him criticism, some criticizing him for having maintained regular exchanges with the head of the Kremlin without managing to prevent the launch of an offensive against Ukraine. What did they say and what did they agree, during their exchange this Friday?

Ukraine: Putin accepts that the AIEA inspects the Zaporijia power plant "as soon as possible"

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nuclear power plant first advance, Vladimir Putin accepted that a mission of the IEA at the Central Nuclear of Zaporijia , under Russian control in southern Ukraine and target of recurring bombing, passes through Ukraine and not Russia, announced the Elysée. President Putin has agreed to "review Moscow's initial requirement" that such a mission goes through Russia, said the French presidency. "He accepted that she () makes it in respect of Ukrainian sovereignty and therefore via Ukraine under government control," added the Elysée, stressing that it was kyiv's requirement from Paris.

"It is completely necessary, legitimate, essential for reasons of Ukrainian sovereignty", hammered the French presidency. "It is out of the question that through the accomplished fait of the Russian occupation of a certain number of Ukrainian territories (...) The international community where the IAEA bring the slightest form of legitimacy to this occupation through Russia, "insisted an adviser from President Macron.

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The Russian and French presidents called, at the end of this interview, to organize "as soon as possible" An inspection of the Zaporijia power station by the International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) in order to assess the situation on site. Occupied since the beginning of March, this power plant has been the target since the end of July of bombing of which Moscow and kyiv accuse each other.

The sending of AIAA experts will also require a "cease-fire", "at least during the mission," noted the Elysée. A diplomat nevertheless declared the same day to AFP that Westerners were mainly concerned about the maintenance of water cooling of nuclear reactors, more than the impact of a shot on this power plant "built to resist" the worst impacts , "even at the crash of an airliner".

Putin fears a "major disaster" at the Zaporijia

power station during this interview, Vladimir Putin also "stressed that the systematic bombing (...) from the territory of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant creates a danger of Large -scale catastrophe which could lead to the radioactive contamination of vast territories ", according to the Kremlin.

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for his part, Emmanuel Macron said "once again his concern in the face of the risks that the situation weighs at the central of Zaporijia for safety and nuclear security, "said the Elysée.

Macron does not see any "obstacle" to Russian agricultural exports

Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron also discussed an agreement signed in Istanbul last month to unlock Ukrainian cereal exports.

Moscow claims in exchange for the lifting of restrictions on its exports of agricultural and fertilizer, affected by Western sanctions aimed at Russia since the launch of its offensive against Ukraine, and deplores "the obstacles that remain" - To use the terms used by Vladimir Putin on Friday - in this area.

of the allegations that France immediately rejected, judging that there is from Moscow "a desire to politically instrumentalize this question". "From our point of view, there is no legal obstacle linked to sanctions (Western against Russia, note), no operational obstacle to the export of the Russian grain," said the French presidency after the 'Interview between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin.

Artist Marc Rebillet insults Emmanuel Macron just before his arrival at a festival at Touquet .
© Mohammed Badra / Pool via Reuters Emmanuel Macron during a speech at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris on August 25, 2022. Franco-American musician Marc Rebillet insulted the President of the Republic copiously on Saturday August 27, 2022 during an electro music festival in Touquet (Pas-de-Calais), Le Touquet Music Beach. The President of the Republic arrived a few moments later to attend the event.

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