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Macron Says Talks Between Russia and Ukraine Needed Eventually

  • The French president is visiting Romania and Moldova
  • Macron declines to comment on reports he’ll also visit Kyiv
Emmanuel Macron has tried to position himself as a bridge between Russia and the West.

Emmanuel Macron has tried to position himself as a bridge between Russia and the West.

Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg
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French President Emmanuel Macron said fresh talks between Ukraine and the European Union are needed to send a “signal of support” and that dialog with the Kremlin must continue. 

“At some point the gunfire will have to cease and talks will have to resume,” Macron said Wednesday. “At some point, President Zelenskiy will need to negotiate with Russia and we’ll also need to be at the table, bringing security guarantees. This is the reality and this needs to happen.”