Macron cosying up to Putin ahead of G7? Macron trying to break impasse says ex-minister

EMMANUEL MACRON is leading European efforts to normalise relations with an increasingly provocative Moscow, a former French foreign minister said on Sunday, ahead of key bilateral talks between the French president and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Hubert Védrine, in an interview published by the French newspaper Le Figaro, said: “Vladimir Putin enjoys being provocative. But it’s time to return to a more realistic Russia policy.” Mr Macron will meet Mr Putin at his official holiday residence in Bregançon in southern France on Monday. The visit comes days before world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gather for the August 24-26 Group of Seven (G7) summit in...
source: Express

2019-08-19 21:17
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