The summit was proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron after Putin was summoned for a second time on the same day on Sunday. On Sunday, Macron spoke with Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.
According to France’s Elysee, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will prepare for the summit on Thursday, February 24.
According to the French government, the undecided summit will take place only if Russia does not invade Ukraine. Macron has proposed a summit with the leaders of all countries.
After their first phone call on Sunday, Macron and Putin stressed the need to continue to seek diplomatic solutions to the growing crisis in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. According to France’s Elysee, Putin and Macron agreed to a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
The United States has said Russian commandos have already been ordered to invade Ukraine. They write based on anonymous intelligence sources.
According to the US newspaper The Washington Post, this information prompted President Joe Biden to say on Friday that he believes Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine.
The White House, the Pentagon and the US State Department have not confirmed or denied the allegations.
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