French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, at his summer time retreat of the Bregancon fortress on the Mediterranean coast, close to the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, southern France, on August 19, 2019. Gerard Julien/Pool through REUTERS
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin advised his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday that Moscow didn’t need protests just like the yellow vest ones which have convulsed France, however that peaceable demonstrations have been nice.
Putin was talking at Macron’s summer time residence in southern France forward of talks on a spread of topics between the 2 leaders.
In his first feedback on six weeks of protests in Moscow over the exclusion of some opposition candidates from an election within the Russian capital subsequent month, Putin advised reporters that protesters needed to respect the legislation.
These responsible of breaking Russia’s protest legal guidelines needs to be held accountable, Putin mentioned in reply to a query, and no one had the suitable to incite clashes at demonstrations.
Reporting by Polina Devitt; Modifying by Andrew Osborn