At their latest meeting, Macron and Scholz urged Zelenskyy to negotiate with Russia

25 February, 12:34 AM
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron (Photo:Mohammed Badra/Pool via REUTERS)

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Emmanuel Macron (Photo:Mohammed Badra/Pool via REUTERS)

During their meeting in early February, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggested Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy should negotiate with Moscow, The Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 24.

According to the newspaper’s sources, during a meeting in Paris earlier this month, Macron told Zelenskyy that even mortal enemies like France and Germany had to make peace after World War II.

According to the report, Macron added that Zelenskyy would eventually have to adjust Ukraine’s foreign policy and "make difficult decisions."

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On Feb. 9, Zelenskyy met with Macron and Scholz in Paris. Before the meeting, the French president proposed holding a peace conference to end the war against Ukraine based on Zelenskyy's peace formula.

On Oct. 4, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved a National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decision that outlaws negotiations with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

The President’s Office said that Kyiv would begin peace negotiations only after a new Russian leader emerges.

Zelenskyy later said that Ukraine would be able to find a format for dialogue with Putin if the Russians retreated from occupied Ukrainian territories and admit that they "were terribly wrong."

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