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Zelensky has a message for Putin? "I have conveyed it to him"

"I conveyed President Zelensky's message to President Putin," Widodo said after a meeting with Putin in Moscow, the BBC reports.
On Wednesday, Widodo met with Zelensky in Kyiv, and yesterday in Moscow with Putin.
He did not reveal the content of the message, but added that he expressed his "willingness" to help initiate communication between the two presidents.

Putin: Russia is ready

"Russia is open to dialogue on ensuring strategic stability, preserving non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and improving the situation in the field of arms control," the Russian president told participants in the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.
He assessed that the actions of the Kiev regime in Donbas can only be described as a crime against humanity.

Direct accusations: "Spitting in the face of the European Union"

"What surprises me more than the lies told daily by the regime in Kyiv is the West engagement in this game of spreading untruths," Minister Lavrov said last night in an interview with Belarusian state television BTRC, part of which was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website, reports TASS.

Russians attacked with rockets; More harm to the EU than to Russia; Finland on alert

In his regular video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assessed that the situation in the Luhansk region is very difficult, because, as he stated, Russia has intensified its efforts to push Ukrainian troops from key territories.
Vladimir Putin said that the S-500 "Prometheus" anti-aircraft missile systems began its deployment within the Russian army.

Emmanuel Macron's nightmare

Macron's option expected to win an absolute majority, as in the previous elections in 2017.
The Parisian "Le Monde" estimates that it is a "nightmare" for the head of state who called on the French to give him clear and convincing support during the campaign, and that Macron is now facing cohabitation and serious difficulties in implementing his policy.

French voters elect parliamentarians, in test for Macron

French voters are going to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will demonstrate how much legroom President Emmanuel Macron's party will be given to implement his ambitious domestic agenda.

In last week's first vote, the left, under firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon, made a surprisingly strong showing, sending jitters through Macron's allies.