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French Macron flies to Moscow to ease the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

According to sources close to President Macron, one of the purposes of his visit was to make time and situation in Hungary, Slovenia, and decisively in Macron, France, at least until “Super April” in the European elections. Was to freeze.

Since taking office in 2017, French leaders, who have gained a reputation for their well-known diplomatic advancement, have tried both fighting and confronting Putin for the past five years. (Reuters Archive)

French President Emmanuel Macron flies to Russia’s capital Moscow in a dangerous diplomatic move and asks President Vladimir Putin for a promise to ease tensions with the Kremlin, who fears the Kremlin is planning an invasion. increase.

Macron, flying to Moscow on Monday, made a series of enthusiastic calls last week with leaders of his western allies, Putin and Ukraine.

He will follow up on a visit to Kiev on Tuesday and bet a lot of political capital on a mission that could prove embarrassing if he returns empty-handed.

“We’re heading to Putin’s hideout. In many ways it just throws dice,” a source close to Macron told Reuters.

One of the purposes of his visit was to gain time and freeze the situation, at least until “Super April” in the European elections, according to two sources close to Macron.

Russia has gathered about 100,000 troops near Ukraine and demanded security for NATO and the United States, including NATO’s disapproval of Ukraine as a member. It denies the claim that it plans to invade Ukraine.

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Painful setbacks

Since taking office in 2017, French leaders, who have gained a reputation for their widely-publicized diplomatic advancement, have tried both fighting and confronting Putin for the past five years.

His efforts have resulted in close dialogue and painful setbacks with Russian leaders.

Shortly after the election, Macron deployed the red carpet for Putin at the Palace of Versailles, but used a visit to publicly condemn Russia’s intervention during the election.

Two years later, the two met at the French president’s summer capital.

However, many of Macron’s overtures did not prevent Russia from invading the traditional French sphere of influence in Africa, culminating in the arrival of Russian mercenaries in Mali at the end of last year.

French officials believe they are endorsed by the Kremlin.

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Macron’s election dividend

Eastern European countries, which have suffered for decades under Soviet rule, have criticized Macron’s supportive stance towards Russia, disgusted by the story of Macron negotiating a “new European security order” with Russia. There is.

To counter critics before the trip and take on the mantle of European leaders in this crisis, Macron now consults with other Western leaders, including British Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden. I had a hard time.

The French President’s visit to Moscow and Ukraine will take place within three months of the presidential election at home.

Macron has not yet announced whether he will carry out, but his political adviser is looking at potential election dividends.

“For the president, it’s an opportunity to show his leadership in Europe, showing that he’s outsmarting the fight,” said one French government source.

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Source: Reuters

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