Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron.
The Kremlin Press Service reported that Russian leader Putin mentioned the developments in the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant in his speech to Macron. In the statement, “The situation around Ukraine was discussed from various aspects. Vladimir Putin emphasized that the systematic bombing of the territory of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant by the Ukrainian army, in particular, entails a large-scale risk of disaster that may cause radiation pollution. He underlined the importance of sending the Energy (IAEA) mission as soon as possible. The Russian side confirmed its readiness to provide the necessary assistance to the inspectors of the institution,” the statement said.
Istanbul deal discussed
The Kremlin Press Service stated that Putin and Macron also evaluated the agreement for the delivery of Ukrainian grain to the world market, which was signed in Istanbul, and said, “The President of Russia, signed in Istanbul on July 22, will export Ukrainian grain from the Black Sea ports and with Russian food products. He gave information about the implementation of the ‘package’ agreement for the export of fertilizers to world markets. It is noted that despite the said agreement to contribute to the solution of problems related to ensuring global food security, there are still obstacles in front of Russian exports. The two leaders continue their contacts on the issues raised and other topics They agreed on it,” he said.