The two men appeared at a press conference after spending more than five hours locked in head-to-head talks.
Macron said that he and Putin were able to find “points of convergence” over the crisis and that it was “up to us to agree, jointly, concrete and specific measures to stabilize the situation and to de-escalate tensions.”
“There is still time to preserve peace,” Macron said.
Putin, who had sharply critical words for NATO and Ukraine, suggested “further steps” were possible on the diplomatic front.
“A number of his proposals and ideas, about which it is too early to speak, I consider quite possible in order to…