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Russia’s Putin, France’s Macron discus Ukraine, Kremlin critic Navalny

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Putin delivers his annual address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed Ukraine and jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a phone call on Monday, the Kremlin said.

Putin drew Macron’s attention to “provocative actions” that Kyiv is carrying out in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Putin and Macron have confirmed their intention to continue cooperation in the Normandy format to address the situation in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Chris Reese)

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