Putin's spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, said the situation in Ukraine was "too complex to expect a decisive breakthrough after just one meeting."
Macron aimed to ensure things didn't worsen on the ground. Before the meeting, Macron said: "I don't believe in spontaneous miracles."
Speaking with French newspaper Journal du Dimanche, Macron said: "The security and sovereignty of Ukraine or any other European state cannot be a subject for compromise, while it is also legitimate for Russia to pose the question of its own security,"
He said he believes "the geopolitical objective of Russia today is clearly not Ukraine, but to clarify the rules of cohabitation with NATO and the EU."
The pair will speak again after the French president travels to Kyiv on Tuesday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
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