The French President has made a suggestion to Western nations if it wants to see the end of the war. - Warns western countries against humiliating Russia.
Macron who hosted an 80-minute phone call with President Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz last week - suggested the Russian leader hold "direct serious negotiations" with President Zelensky in hopes of a ceasefire.
"We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting stops we can build an exit ramp through diplomatic means," he told local French media.
While he agreed it was a "historic and fundamental" error on the part of President Putin, he said it was time to ease the hostilities between Russia and the world.
Mr Macron believes France can be play a significant role as a "mediating power" to negotiate with the Russian leadership.
(Reported by SkyNews.com.au)