Macron: France and Germany trying to complete Russia-Ukraine talks

Emmanuel Macron, French President

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# 10 May 2022 01:02 (UTC +04:00)

French President Emmanuel Macron German and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday reiterated the need for a speedy cease-fire in the Russia-Ukraine war, APA reports citing A News.

"Our position is on the side of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, nothing more, nothing less," Macron said. "This negotiation, after a ceasefire, is the only one that will allow peace to be restored."

Only a cease-fire will enable progress on negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, he added.

Preventing the war from spreading in Europe is a must, warned Macron.

Macron stressed the ultimate goal in ending the conflict is to secure "peace and a permanent withdrawal of Russian troops" from Ukraine.

The French president said earlier Monday in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament is based, that Russia must not be "humiliated" in any peace deal.