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France’s Macron speaks with Putin for third time since Russia invaded Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) listens to French President Emmanuel Macron during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on February 7, 2022. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) listens to French President Emmanuel Macron during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on February 7, 2022. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron held a new 90-minute phone call with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin today, his office says, the third conversation since the invasion of Ukraine.

An aide to Macron, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, says the French leader spoke with Putin, “then called President (Volodymyr) Zelensky” in Kyiv.

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