Two European leaders over the weekend urged Russian President Vladimir  Putin to end his country's hostilities in Ukraine and return to the  negotiating table as the war nears the 100-day mark.

In a Saturday phone call, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke with Putin

asking him to hold "direct" and "serious" talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In a statement, the Kremlin said Russia "is open to renewing dialogue  with Kyiv." But Putin also warned Macron and Scholz against further arms  supplies to Ukraine

Negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv have been frozen for weeks. Ukrainian officials responded skeptically to the development.

"Any agreements with Russia aren't worth a penny. Is it possible to  negotiate with a country that always cynically and propagandistically  lies?": A member of Ukraine's negotiation team wrote.