Macron obtains a fragile peacekeeping between Moscow and Kiev

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Emmanuel Macron was in Ukraine on Tuesday to meet his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. A physical meeting which occurs the day after his visit to Russia in order to meet there with Vladimir Putin. At the end of this meeting, the French president was able to affirm to the press that he had obtained “a double commitment” from Ukraine and Russia to respect the Minsk peace agreements.

This involves a commitment not to take new military initiatives on either side, the start of a dialogue, particularly on the Russian military posture, peace negotiations on the conflict in Ukraine and the start of a strategic dialogue.

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There will be no winner”

This is the rather frightening sentence dropped by Vladimir Putin after admitting that Russia was certainly less strong militarily than NATO, but that it was “one of the main nuclear powers”. “Do you understand or not that if Ukraine joined NATO and set out to retake Crimea by military means, European countries would automatically be drawn into a military conflict with Russia? “, he added.

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100. This is approximately the number of American soldiers who arrived in Romania on Tuesday. They are the first sent by Washington to reassure its allies worried about Russian-Ukrainian tensions.

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Despite the threats and the military movements, it is for the moment the way of the discussion which largely dominates. After his visit to Moscow and Kiev, President Emmanuel Macron travels to Berlin in Germany in the evening for talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The latter could decide, as presumed by the Ukrainian president, to hold a summit with the Russian and French presidents and the German chancellor on the peace process in eastern Ukraine.

Pending the holding of such a meeting, the aim of which is to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict, Emmanuel Macron also assured that he had obtained Vladimir Putin’s promise during their meeting “that he would not be at the origin climbing “. The French president seems to have achieved peace, at least until the next spark.

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