Q: Russian diplomatic chief Sergey Lavrov criticized the airing of a conversation between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin during a recent documentary on France 2. He particularly decried a breach of “diplomatic etiquette” that “does not provide for unilateral leaks of (such) recordings”. How would you respond to his remarks? Do you deny there was a breach of diplomatic rules? Was the Kremlin informed ahead of time?
A: We refer you to the Office of the President.