The French president may become the first Western leader to visit Russia after the pandemic.
About this Emmanuel Macron reported during a video conference with Vladimir Putin. "I would like to take your offer and come on an official visit to Russia so that we can spend more time talking together," Macron said, responding to a colleague's invitation. "I'd love to see you, Emmanuel. Welcome," the Russian president replied.
Macron was supposed to be a guest of the May 9 Parade in Moscow, but because of the coronation, the visit, like that parade, was cancelled. However, the presidents could not get around the 75th anniversary of the Victory. According to Macron, Paris "pays homage to the sacrifices made by the Soviet people" and recognizes the importance of the memory of the war. Putin said that Russia "will never forget the French who fought alongside our fighters on the Eastern Front" and stressed that the victory over Nazism is common.