This article mentions the frequent discussions between Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin:
French President Emmanuel Macron continues to keep his hotline open
with Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to him more than a
dozen times since the crisis escalated in December 2021, with the
latest call Thursday from a European Union summit at Versailles,
I understand that such discussions are required for trying to find a diplomatic solution, but what's the point of trying so many times?