Russian, Ukranian Officials To Meet In Paris: Macron Aide,

Russian and Ukrainian officials are set to meet in Paris Wednesday for talks with their French and German counterparts in a bid to defuse tensions, an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron said.

The meeting — a revival of four-way talks between the nations known as the Normandy Format — is part of efforts to avert war, with France seeing ”a path to de-escalation” that would include steps from Ukraine and Russia, the aide told reporters on condition of anonymity Monday.

”The president thinks there is a space for diplomacy, a path to de-escalation,” the aide said, confirming that Macron would speak to Putin ”in the coming days.” Läs artikel