Macron expects ‘direct contact’ with Putin in the coming days – media

French President Emmanuel Macron said he expects “direct contact” with Russian President Putin in the coming days – on civilian nuclear power issues and the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.

This is reported Le ParisianUkrinform reports.

“I intend to be in direct contact with him in the coming days, primarily on civil nuclear energy issues and the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant after an exchange of views” with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, the French president confirmed to the press during his visit to the meeting of mayors at the Parc des Expositions in Paris, without specifying the form of this “direct contact”, the publication reports.

“The Russian strategy is to drive people to despair,” Macron said.

“Our chosen ones must also play their part,” he added, recalling that France will hold a conference in Paris on December 13 to support Ukrainian resistance and resilience.

At the same time, the publication reminds that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday called on the mayors of France to help his country so that Russia does not use this winter’s cold “as a weapon of mass destruction”.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at