Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a joint press conference following their talks at the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside Saint Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron give a joint press conference following their talks at the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside Saint Petersburg

French oil giant Total Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne (L) exchanges documents with Novatek chief Leonid Mikhelson as Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron stand behind during a signing ceremony following Putin-Macron talks at the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside Saint Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron attend a joint press conference following their talks at the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside Saint Petersburg