Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation discussed with the leader of France Emanuel Macron issues of transit of Russian gas to the EU via Ukraine, the press service of the Kremlin.

The conversation took place at the initiative of the French side.

“Vladimir Putin expressed gratitude to the Emmanuel Macron for the good organization on December 9 at the Paris summit in “channel format”. The leaders gave a positive assessment of the agreement, which are in line with the implementation of “Complex measures”. The President of Russia stressed the necessity of consistent implementation of the jointly agreed steps, including the legal registration of the special status of Donbass, securing the ceasefire regime and exchange of detainees”, – is spoken in the message.

In addition, the heads of Russia and France spoke about the problems plaguing the transit of Russian gas to the EU via Ukraine, said the press service.