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WorldEuropeAhead of Macron's visit to Russia, talks with Biden on phone

A telephonic conversation was held between United States President Joe Biden and France President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, February 6, 2022. In the talks, both counterparts have discussed the unrest between Russia and Ukraine and also the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

Moreover, the phonic conversation between the two leaders was held before the visit of French President Macron to Russia on Monday, February 7, 2022.


As per the statement issued by the White House, “Both the diplomatic leaders have discussed various speculation on the Ukraine and Russia crisis.” The leaders have agreed upon various measures to combat and deter the efforts of Russia to try to invade Ukraine continually. They have shown concern and urged to take adequate steps so that they can efficiently reply to the actions of Russia’s military built-up across the borders of Ukraine, mentioned in the statement of White House.

French President Emmanual Macron is all set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday at Kremlin. Earlier, both the counterparts have also talked on the phone at least three times over the past two weeks have discussed many issues, which also includes the matter of Ukraine and Russia unrest.

Now, there are great speculations that they would discuss various issues further, and it would be a diplomatic talk on easing the Ukraine and Russia crisis.

In the earlier talks on the phone, President Vladimir Putin has asserted that the West and NATO have ignored the fundamental concern and core demands of Moscow.

Moreover, French President Emmanuel Macron has urged that despite the war, both the countries should come forward to adopt the diplomatic talks so that the situation get normalised.

Macron also planned to visit Ukraine on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. It was also stated by the French authorities that Paris wants to de-escalate the situation around Ukraine.


Further, the visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to Russia could lead to some easing in the situation. Moreover, the French government has also gone through criticism abroad or at home on the indirect support to Russia.

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