Macron to visit Moscow, Kyiv in bid to defuse Ukraine crisis


French head of state will meet Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday, the Elysée Palace said. 

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French president Emmanuel Macron will hold separate talks with his Russian and Ukranian counterparts next week in the highest profile effort by a Western leader to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, reports RFI.