According to Macron, there was a "quick, frank and direct exchange" of views between them and Putin.
The Kremlin indicated that during a conversation with his French counterpart, Putin gave exhaustive explanations on the situation around Ukraine. However, Macron later promised to again issue military equipment to Kiev and speed up the deployment of his military in Romania. Ukraine will also receive 300 million euros from France.
Against Russia, Paris will introduce separate sanctions, in addition to the package prepared by the European Union. These measures, Macron said, will affect a number of citizens of the Russian Federation.
Despite the support of Western countries, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the republic "was left alone". In addition, he indicated that NATO does not want to accept Ukraine into the alliance.