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France’s Macron says he’s ‘reasonably optimistic’ ahead of talks with Putin in Moscow – Metro US

France’s Macron says he’s ‘reasonably optimistic’ ahead of talks with Putin in Moscow

French President Macron chairs a meeting devoted to France’s actions
French President Macron chairs a meeting devoted to France’s actions in favor of Christians in the Middle East

MOSCOW (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron expressed guarded optimism on Monday ahead of talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at defusing tensions over the Ukrainian crisis.

“I’m reasonably optimistic but I don’t believe in spontaneous miracles,” Macron told reporters shortly after landing in the Russian capital.

(Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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