Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the recent trip of British Prime Minister Tony Blair to countries in the South Asian region, including Afghanistan, was "extremely timely". The Russian head of state voiced his appraisal during a Thursday telephone conversation with Blair, which was held on the initiative of the British side, reports presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov. It was a "no simple mission", which "has made a substantial contribution to joint actions within the framework of the international antiterrorist coalition", stressed Vladimir Putin.
French President Emmanuel Macron does not exclude sending NATO troops to Ukraine for security in Europe and for Russia's defeat in the conflict. There is currently no consensus on the need to send NATO troops to the country