Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to Emmanuel Macron following the French leader’s election victory.
“I sincerely wish you success in your public activities, as well as good health and well-being,” Mr. Putin said in a Telegram message to Mr. Macron, according to a Kremlin statement.
Mr Macron on Sunday beat far-right challenger Marine Le Pen to secure a second term as French president.
He has been one of the few leaders to speak regularly to Mr Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
The message from Moscow came hours after Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, took to Twitter to send his best wishes to his “true friend”, Mr Macron.
“Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron. I wish him more success for the good of the people,” the warlord wrote, adding, “I appreciate his support and I am convinced that we are moving forward together towards new common victories. Towards a strong and united Europe!
The Independent Gt