Kremlin denies French claims of deal brokered in Macron-Putin talks


A Kremlin spokesman has described as 'simply impossible' that any deal was agreed between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during their talks in Moscow on Monday over the Ukraine crisis, tempering upbeat comments by Macron as he visited Kyiv on Tuesday before travelling on to Berlin.   

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Emmanuel Macron completed a whirlwind diplomatic mission to Moscow and Kyiv on Tuesday, claiming he had received personal assurances from Vladimir Putin that Russia would not worsen the crisis over Ukraine, reports The Guardian.