Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron on the phone.
This is what the Reuters news agency wrote.
The presidents discussed, among other things, the security situation in Ukraine and problems related to world food security.
Among other things, Macron asked Putin to immediately stop military activity in Ukraine.
Asking Putin to adapt
Macron told Putin that the presence of Russian troops at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant was the reason for the poor security at the plant.
In the conversation, he and Putin expressed that it was time for “depoliticized cooperation” on the situation, in which the International Atomic Energy Agency is involved.
He also urged the Russian forces to remove light and heavy weapons from the power plant, and the need for Moscow to comply with the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure safety at the site.
– The president will remain in contact with President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said a statement issued by the French president.
Macron also recently spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the situation at the power plant.
– In the coming days, he will talk again with President Putin, in order to reach an agreement that will ensure the safety of the power plant.
The situation at the facility, which is located in the southeast of Ukraine, has been unstable for a long time due to the war between Ukrainian and Russian forces.
Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the attacks on the power plant.
In the conversation, Putin warned the French president that the attack on the power plant could be “disastrous.”
– The Russian side paid attention to the regular Ukrainian attacks on the power plant, including the storage of radioactive waste, which have serious consequences, said a statement from the Kremlin.
State operator Energoatum reported on Sunday that the latest reactor Not connected to the mainsAnd preparations are now underway to cool it down.
The Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is the largest in Europe. The facility is under the control of Russian forces, but it is still managed by Ukrainian employees.
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