The President of the French Republic spoke with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, today, Monday, 28 February 2022.

The French President reiterated the international community’s demand to end the Russian offensive against Ukraine and reaffirmed the need to immediately establish a ceasefire.

With discussions starting between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations, the French President asked that the following points be respected on the ground:
- stop all strikes and attacks on civilians and residential areas;
- preserve all civilian infrastructure;
- secure main roads, particularly in the south of Kyiv.

President Putin confirmed that he was willing to commit to these three points.

The French President demanded compliance with international humanitarian law and the protection of civilian populations, such as delivery of aid, in accordance with the resolution submitted by France to the United Nations Security Council. 

The French President suggested to the Russian President that they remain in contact over the next few days to help prevent the situation from worsening. President Putin agreed.

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