18 Aug 2020 17:16

Putin underlines inadmissibility of interference in Belarusian internal affairs in phone call with Macron

MOSCOW. Aug 18 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the crisis in Libya and the escalated tensions in Belarus in a phone call on Tuesday, the Kremlin press service said.

"While discussing the strained situation in Belarus, Vladimir Putin underlined that interfering in the internal affairs of the republic and putting pressure on the Belarusian leadership are unacceptable. Both parties expressed interest in the soonest possible resolution of the current problems," the press service said.

The press service said that the interlocutors "continued their detailed exchange of opinions on issues related to the Libyan crisis."

Putin and Macron agreed to continue their contacts at various levels.

The press service noted that the phone call was initiated by the French side.