Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the importance of the continuation of peaceful dialogue to stop the war between Russia and Ukraine in a phone call late Thursday.
“Continued dialogue with French President Emmanuel Macron,” Zelenskyy said on Twitter.
Zelenskyy said they discussed the support for Ukrainians in the fight against Russian aggression, especially in the defense sphere.
“Emphasis was put on the continuation of peaceful dialogue. We must strengthen the anti-war coalition. #StopRussia,” he said.
At least 780 civilians have been killed and 1,252 injured in Ukraine since the beginning of the war, according to the UN, while noting that conditions on the ground make it difficult to verify the true number.