Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks on Monday before the negotiations continue at the next European council.
Angela Merkel sets of the role of EU in the aftermath of coronavirus as she prepares to lead the presidency of EU council
"I can honestly say that it pains me. Everyday I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand, there is such hard evidence that Russian forces are doing this," the German chancellor told lawmakers.
Rallies condemned ruling CDU party after it teamed up with far-right AfD party to vote the leader of the state of Thuringia out of office on February 5th.