French President Macron grills Putin on LGBTQ rights

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Macron said Putin promised "the whole truth" about the reported persecution and insisted France would be "vigilant" on the issue.

The President of France Emmanuel macron at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called state television channel, Russia Today, and Russian news Agency Sputnik "bodies lying propaganda".

"I will not give an inch on this", he said. "But they behaved as organs of influence and propaganda, no more no less".

Putin described Le Pen as a politician who wants to develop friendly ties with Russian Federation and said it would have been odd to rebuff her overtures. Just because he had supported Mr Macron's far-right rival during the campaign, he said, "doesn't mean we tried to influence the results of elections; indeed, it's nearly impossible". These first forays into world diplomacy by the French president who has never before held elected office have shown the 39-year-old to be a quick learner and self-confident, willing to take the calculated risk of voicing firm views on thorny issues.

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Macron portrayed the meeting - their first since Macron took power - as just a first step in resetting the country's relations with Russian Federation.

Chechnya's Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights said that after assessing the situation it had found neither direct, nor indirect evidence to back up these allegations.

The Macron-Putin relationship got off to a less-than-ideal footing during Macron's presidential campaign.

"We have disagreements, but at least we talked about them", he added.

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"Mr. Putin has said that he has started an investigation, that it is not true, that there is no violence or murder of gay people", Joël Deumier added.

The leaders' first handshakes - relatively brief and cordial - after Putin climbed out of his limousine at Versailles were far less macho than Macron's now famous who-will-blink-first handshake showdown with President Donald Trump when the two leaders met for the first time last week.

Macron's aides also claimed that Russian groups launched hacking attacks on his campaign. However, Putin has announced plans to investigate following worldwide pressure.

"These military victories", he said, "should never make us forget that they were always the result of lack of understanding".

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