Putin and Biden accept Macron's summit proposal – Elysee palace

French President Emmanuel Macron has held a series of phone calls with US President Biden and Russia’s Putin on Sunday

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden have both agreed in “principle” to hold a meeting to halt escalation of conflict in Ukraine, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Sunday night.

Emmanuel Macron “proposed a summit to be held between President Biden and President Putin and then with relevant stakeholders to discuss security and strategic stability in Europe,” according to the statement.

Presidents Biden and Putin have both accepted the principle of such a summit.

However, such a meeting “can only be held at the condition that Russia does not invade Ukraine,” the Elysee palace added.


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