WorldCrisis in Ukraine: the horizon of a de-escalation

Crisis in Ukraine: the horizon of a de-escalation

DECRYPTION – Moscow announced the start of a withdrawal of its troops while Chancellor Olaf Scholz was received by Vladimir Putin.

Correspondent in Moscow

Last diplomatic actor to date to make the trip from Moscow to try to defuse the crisis around Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz was welcomed Tuesday in the Russian capital by the beginning of a possible de-escalation. During the press conference which followed his conversation in the Kremlin with Vladimir Putin, the new German leader, in fact, hailed as “a good sign which we hope will be followed by others” the announcement, that very morning by Moscow, of the beginning of the withdrawal of its troopsin maneuvers» near Ukraine.

“The diplomatic possibilities are far from being exhausted. (…) It should be possible to find a solution, however difficult and serious the situation seems to be”, said the German Chancellor, who also said that sustainable security in Europe is not “possible only with Russia” and cannot be obtained against it. Vladimir Putin did not deny his host, with whom he spoke about the immense…

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