France's Macron warns against escalation after Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power'
French President Emmanuel Macron warned against escalation Sunday regarding Ukraine, a day after President Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "butcher" who "cannot remain in power."
"I wouldn't use this type of wording because I continue to hold discussions with President Putin," Macron said Sunday during an appearance on France 3 TV channel. "We want to stop the war that Russia has launched in Ukraine without escalation -- that's the objective."
His main goal remained "achieving first a cease-fire" and then a "total withdrawal" of Russian troops from Ukraine through "diplomatic means," Macron told broadcasters...