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Tensions at the gates of Europe: for Macron, the priority is to “avoid war”


Emmanuel Macron returned to the crisis between Westerners and Russia. He wishes to avoid the escalation of the conflict and in particular a war at the gates of Europe.

French President Emmanuel Macron stressed on Tuesday that the priority regarding the Ukrainian crisis was to avoid the outbreak of a war in Europe, while Russia’s deployment of tens of thousands of troops near the Ukrainian border raises fears of a incursion.

Re-engage the dialogue

Speaking from Berlin at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish President Andrzej Duda, ahead of a meeting of the “Weimar Triangle”, Emmanuel Macron stressed that the “reengagement of dialogue is the only path that will make peace in Ukraine possible”.

“We will have in the coming days exchanges within the framework of the ‘Normandy format'”, also indicated the French president, in reference to the discussions carried out between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.

An interview soon with the United States

US President Joe Biden plans to speak “soon” with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Tuesday.

The two leaders have spoken twice in the past week amid tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine.

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