French ambassador to Russia summoned to Moscow

MOSCOW, April 12 (Reuters) – The French ambassador to Russia was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday after the head of French diplomacy declared that Paris no longer has “interest” in “talking with those responsible Russians.

“It is not in our interest today to discuss with Russian officials since the press releases that come out, the reports that are made are false,” said Stéphane Séjourné on Monday during an interview on France 24 and RFI on the sidelines of a tour in Africa.

The Russian Foreign Ministry, which announced the summons of the French ambassador, denounced in a press release “a conscious and deliberate action by the French side to undermine the very possibility of a dialogue between the two countries.” (Reuters report, written by Maxim Rodionov, French version Sophie Louet)

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