British Prime Minister Speaks to President of France

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has spoken today by phone to Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, on the crisis in Ukraine. President Macron had spoken at length to Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, in a bid to avert a war between Russia and Ukraine.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“They updated one another on their respective diplomatic efforts, including President Macron’s call with President Putin today.

The Prime Minister noted that President Putin’s commitments to President Macron were a welcome sign that he might still be willing to engage in finding a diplomatic solution. The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine’s voice must be central in any discussions.

The leaders agreed on the need for both Russia and Ukraine to meet their commitments under the Minsk Agreements in full. They also underscored the need for President Putin to step back from his current threats and withdraw troops from Ukraine’s border.”