Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, March 27, 2022
France’s Macron warns against ‘escalation’ after Biden brands Putin a ‘butcher’
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron warns against verbal “escalation” with Moscow, after US President Joe Biden called Russian leader Vladimir Putin a “butcher” over his invasion of Ukraine.
Macron tells broadcaster France 3 that he saw his task as “achieving first a ceasefire and then the total withdrawal of (Russian) troops by diplomatic means. If we want to do that, we can’t escalate either in words or actions.”