QUICK LINKS

×
  • World
  • Updated: March 27, 2022

Macron, Putin To Discuss Evacuation Operation In Ukraine's Mariupol

Latest News

Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

More From this Author

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that he would call Russian President, Vladimir Putin to discuss a proposal from France, Greece and Turkey to evacuate Ukrainians from the besieged port city of Mariupol.

Macron said while speaking to broadcaster France 3; "There is a lot of cynicism from the Russian side on this question.

“France is planning a humanitarian operation with Turkey and Greece to evacuate people from the devastated Ukrainian city of Mariupol under attack by Russian forces.

"We are going to work with Turkey and Greece to launch a humanitarian operation to evacuate all those who wish to leave Mariupol.”

He also said he hoped to be able to involve the maximum number of stakeholders in this operation.

He stated that he wanted to be in a position to conduct the evacuation in the next few days.

There were already concrete talks with the mayor of Mariupol and coordination with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Macron said.

Russia has made the port city a major focus as they attack Ukraine, and try to link up the annexed Crimea peninsula with Moscow-controlled areas in the east.

Tags

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo is a reporter, sports column writer, opinion and profile writer. He tweets via @...

More From this Author

Central Bank of Nigeria EXCHANGE RATE

Currencies Buy Rate Sell Rates
GBP - NGN 547.98 549.30
USD - NGN 415.23 416.23
EUR - NGN 457.42 458.52
More Exchange Rate

0 Comment(s)

SPONSORED

Jun 08, 2022

Countdown To 2023 Presidential Election: Who Are You Voting For?

Countdown To 2023 Presidential Election: Who Are You Voting

Atiku Abubakar (PDP) 5.88 %

Bola Ahmed Tinubu (APC) 25.49 %

Peter Obi (LP) 68.63 %

164 days 2 hours remain

See this post in...