Macron called Putin because of the situation in Belarus and the COVID-19 pandemic :: Politics :: RBC

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The leaders of the states agreed to continue cooperation in the fight against coronavirus. They also discussed the situation in Lebanon, where after a powerful explosion in the port, residents protested demanding the resignation of the government.

Emmanuel Macron

(Photo: John Thys / AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the situation in Belarus, where protests erupted after the presidential elections, and the spread of the coronavirus, reported on the Kremlin website.

“The current situation in Belarus has also been touched upon,” the message says.


The second evening of protests in Minsk. Photo report




The presidents also noted the importance of further cooperation in order to counteract the spread of COVID-19, “including taking into account the registration in Russia of a vaccine to prevent this disease.” Russia is the first in the world to register a vaccine against coronavirus, announced Putin on August 11.

During the conversation, which took place at the initiative of the French side, the presidents also discussed the explosion in the port of Beirut, which took place on 4 August. During the conversation, emphasis was placed on the humanitarian aid that both countries are providing to Lebanon, the Kremlin said in a statement. “Emmanuel Macron shared his impressions of his recent visit to Lebanon, as well as the results of a video conference organized by France on August 9 to mobilize international aid to this country,” the Kremlin said.

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