Macron calls on Putin to “facilitate the calm and dialogue” in Belarus

French President Emmanuel Macron called on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday to “facilitate calm and dialogue” to resolve the crisis in Belarus, during a phone call, according to what the Elysee said.

During these consultations preceding an emergency summit of the European Union, Macron stressed the “constructive” role that the European Union wants to exercise “with the aim of an immediate cessation of violence against the population and being able to find a political solution as soon as possible within the framework of respecting the aspirations that have been expressed peacefully and greatly since Several days”.