French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, called on the Russian leader to release the prisoners of war who left the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. This was reported in the Elysee Palace.
“The President of France and the Federal Chancellor of Germany called for the release of about 2.5 thousand Ukrainian servicemen,” the report says.
In addition, the leaders of the two countries drew Putin’s attention to the need to “lift the blockade of the port of Odessa” in order to further export grain and avoid a global food crisis.
As SM-News reported earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the exposure of Putin’s narrative of the “collective West”.