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France's Macron warns against escalation after Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power'

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2022
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President Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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...

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