French President Emmanuel Macron told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday, the French president said.
The Elysee Palace said in a statement that Macron had asked Putin to withdraw heavy and light weapons from the plant and that Moscow should follow the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure security. at this location.
“The President will stay in touch with President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy as well as the Director General of the IAEA and will speak again in the coming days with President Putin to be able to find an agreement to ensure security at the power plant.” , Elysee said.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by John Irish; Editing by Frances Kerry)