Meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, in Moscow, on February 7, 2022.
Mr. Lagache followed the almost two-hour-long interview from the office of the head of the diplomatic cell of the Élysée, Emmanuel Bonne.
He recorded as Mr. Macron tried to push Mr. Putin to an agreement "in principle" to meet with Joe Biden in Geneva.
Mr. Putin said it was "always a lot of pleasure" to speak with Mr. Macron, including from his gym, and made some promises.
In the documentary, Mr. Macron's few uncompromising retorts to Mr. Putin cast the French president in a rather favorable light.
Mr. Macron publicly reassured that Mr. Putin had promised not to take up the idea – a claim quickly contradicted by the Kremlin and by reality.
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