The West must consider how to respond to Russia's need for security guarantees if President Vladimir Putin agrees to talks to end the war in Ukraine.

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Towa said French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron was born on December 21, 1977 in the city of Amiens.

He is the youngest president of, BNR reported, citing Reuters.

In an interview with French TV channel TF1, recorded during his state visit to the United States last week, Macron indicated that Europe must prepare its future security architecture.

In his words, this means there must be an answer to Moscow's fear of NATO coming to its doors and of deploying weapons that could threaten it.

This topic will be part of the peace topics, so we need to prepare for what we are prepared to do, how we protect our allies and member states and how to give assurances to Russia the day it comes back to the table for negotiations, Macron said.

The US and French presidents have pledged to support Ukraine as long as necessary

Both Russia and the US have said they are open to talks in principle, with US President Joe Biden saying he would only talk to Putin if the Kremlin shows it is interested in ending the war, Reuters notes.

According to Kyiv, negotiations are possible only if Moscow stops attacking and withdraws its troops from Ukraine.

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