July 3, 2022

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Tensions in Ukraine: Gelensky calls for “immediate ceasefire”, Macron and Putin want to “intensify” diplomatic efforts

After a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky on Sunday, he called for the resumption of talks with Russia under the OSCE and the establishment of an “immediate ceasefire” in the East. “We urgently need to convene a meeting of the Tripartite Liaison Committee (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) to establish an immediate ceasefire,” Zelensky said on Twitter.

Earlier, French Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone about ways to avoid a major war in Europe. “The telephone conversation with President Putin lasted 1h45 hours,” the French president pointed out. Elysee announced that Macron and Putin had agreed to do everything possible to quickly reach a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.