Biden, Putin agree “in principle” on summit, after Macron calls

After a 15-minute talk with President Joe Biden and 105 minutes with President Vladimir Putin, France’s Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday night that the two leaders had “agreed in principle to hold a summit on issues related to the strategic stability and security in Europe,” i.e., Ukraine. Biden said the meeting would be held on condition that Russian does not invade Ukraine. Putin declared that the US and NATO must “take Russian demands for security guarantees seriously.” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are to meet on Thursday to prepare the summit.

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