Macron visits Kiev after talks with Putin
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions around Ukraine continued on Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron expected in Kyiv a day after hours of talks with the Russian leader in Moscow yielded no results. no apparent breakthrough.
Macron is due to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as fears of a possible Russian invasion grow. Moscow has massed more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders, but insists it has no intention of attacking Ukraine. The Kremlin demanded guarantees from the West that NATO will not accept Ukraine and other former Soviet countries as members, stop weapons deployments there and withdraw its forces from Europe. the East – demands that the United States and NATO reject as non-starters.