|French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during an online meeting. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
France’s goal is to find a sustainable solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine at a Normandy format meeting on Thursday in Berlin.
Macron will also begin discussions with Russia on strategic balance in Europe, the French presidential office said in a statement.
After visits to Russia and Ukraine, Macron will stop in Berlin to meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss ways to de-escalate tensions.