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5/28, 7:10 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Macron urges Putin to lift blockade of Odessa

French President Emmanuel Macron took to Twitter after his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to call on Putin to lift the blockade of Odessa and allow the export of Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea.

The French leader also noted he and Scholz have urged Putin to agree to a ceasefire in Ukraine and release some 2,500 prisoners of war. "Any solution to the war must be negotiated between Moscow and Kiev, with due respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," he concluded.

His comments come after the Kremlin revealed Putin asked for sanctions against Moscow to be lifted in order for Russia lift the blockade of Odessa.

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