Putin and Macron discussed the situation around Karabakh and the coronavirus

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During a telephone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh and stated that the situation remains calm. This was announced on April 26 in the Kremlin.

It is noted that the French side was the initiator of the negotiations.

“Systematic work continues on the implementation of the statements of the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan and the Prime Minister of Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh dated November 9, 2020 and January 11, 2021,” the message says.

In addition, Putin and Macron exchanged views on the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection.

The leaders of the countries in the conversation paid special attention to the escalation of tension in the south-east of Ukraine. The Russian president drew attention to the provocative actions of Kiev, which deliberately exacerbates the situation on the line of contact and ignores the provisions of the Minsk agreements, writes Gazeta.ru.

“The need for the strict implementation of the previously reached agreements by the Kiev authorities was emphasized,” the message says.

On March 30, Putin, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine during their videoconference talks. They confirmed that there is no alternative to the Minsk package of measures, which was adopted in 2015 as the basis for resolving the internal conflict in Ukraine.