Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday and discussed peace…
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In contrast to Macron's meeting with Putin, Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Russia on Thursday where he sat close to Putin and shook his hand.
Moscow denies any plans to invade but is seeking sweeping concessions from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the military alliance which has underpinned security in western Europe since 1949.
At a news conference after meeting Zelenskyy, Macron said Putin told him during their more than five-hour session Monday that “he won’t be initiating an escalation. I think it is important.”
Putin suggested some of Macron's ideas could help defuse the crisis.
French leader meets Putin in Moscow before visit to Kyiv