Following a 90-minute call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly believes “the worst is to come” in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, France 24 reports Thursday, per a French presidential aide. According to the Elysée, Macron also concluded that Putin “wants total control of Ukraine,” writes Le Monde’s Sylvie Kauffmann. Per Agence France-Presse, the Russian leader appears intent on seizing “the whole” of the country, a French aide said.