One of the topics was cooperation in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. It was discussed in connection with the registration in Russia of vaccines to prevent this disease, said the Kremlin.

Earlier it became known that Russia is the world’s first registered vaccine for coronavirus, dubbed “Satellite V”. On 11 August this was announced by the President of the Russian Federation, noting the good results of clinical trials.

in addition, the leaders also discussed other issues of bilateral cooperation and international issues.

So they talked about various aspects of the settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict. “In particular, a positive assessment signed on 22 July the Minsk Contact group “on strengthening of the ceasefire regime”, – stated in the message.

Vladimir Putin reportedly stressed again the importance of strict implementation of Ukraine’s obligations on the political aspects of the Minsk agreements. Including a speech about the establishment of a direct dialogue of Kyiv with Donetsk and Lugansk to the legal special status of Donbass.

– Agreed to continue joint work in the framework of the “Norman format, – said the press service of the Kremlin.

also discussed and the current situation in Belarus, said in a statement.

Bilateral agenda were discussed in the context of a possible visit of French President to Russia. The sides expressed interest in development of relations in political, trade-economic and humanitarian spheres. It is also important to take steps in the interests of strengthening European security and stability, said the leaders.

Putin and macron examined in detail the situation in the Lebanese Republic “with an emphasis on being made by Russia and France, measures to provide humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese population after the explosion in the port of Beirut on 4 August”. Makron shared his impressions about his recent visit to Lebanon, as well as outcomes organized by France on August 9 a video conference to mobilize international assistance to the country.

when Discussing this topic, the leaders reaffirmed their position in support of national unity and sovereignty of the Republic. Controversial issues, by their estimation, should be resolved by the Lebanese on the basis of constructive dialogue, without external interference.

Taking this opportunity, Putin conveyed his sincere condolences in connection with death of French citizens in the South-West of Niger.