France’s Macron offers to help lift Russia embargo on Ukraine food exports

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French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he leaves after his visit at Percy Army Hospital in Clamart, near Paris, France, 28 April 2022.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Tuesday that he is willing to work with international organisations to help lift the Russian embargo on Ukrainian food exports via the Black Sea, Macron’s office said.

The Elysee office also said Macron had reiterated that a ceasefire was needed in Ukraine and that he had told Putin that he was deeply concerned about the situation in Donbas and Mariupol.

“I have called on Russia to live up to its international responsibility as a UN Security Council member by putting an end to this devastating attack,” a statement quoted Macron as saying.