Ahead of this week’s EU summit, France and Germany urge Putin to meet Zelenskyy

Two European leaders over the weekend urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his country’s hostilities in Ukraine and return to the negotiating table as the war nears the 100-day mark.

In a Saturday phone call, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke with Putin, asking him to hold “direct” and “serious” talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to releases from the offices of Macron and Scholz.

In a statement, the Kremlin said Russia “is open to renewing dialogue with Kyiv.” But Putin also warned Macron and Scholz against further arms supplies to Ukraine, it said, suggesting that continuing to provide weapons could risk “further destabilization of the situation.” And the Kremlin said any move to allow the export of grain from Ukraine’s ports — which have been blocked by Russian warships — should be answered by the lifting of what the Kremlin called “relevant sanctions.”

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