Europe steps up push to avert Russian invasion of Ukraine
11 February 2022 | 11:20 am
European leaders are stepping up efforts to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron is leading a diplomatic push to engage parties in dialogue. Macron has been holding talks in Berlin after meetings in Kyiv and Moscow.
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French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by EU's Ursula von der Leyen, is traveling to China in hopes of dissuading Beijing from backing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tough trade talks are also expected.
Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan has shown unwavering support for Kyiv. The invasion of a young democracy by its larger neighbour is indeed a situation that hits close to home in Taiwan.
The battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut has become the longest and bloodiest of the war, with severe losses on both the Russian and Ukrainian sides. How has the situation developed since the start of the siege?
During a trip to Beijing, the French president and the EU's von der Leyen are seeking to get Xi Jinping to pressure his ally Russia for peace in Ukraine. China has so far steered clear of condemning Moscow's invasion.
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