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French President Emmanuel Macron has said he would continue the dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"I would continue the dialogue with Vladimir Putin," he said on the Generation Do It Yourself podcast. "No, we haven't [communicated] in recent months, but I don't exclude the possibility of talking about one issue or another," he said.

The French leader pointed out that he "believes in the power of dialogue." "I speak with absolute sincerity: I believe it is always important to continue the dialogue," the president said.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he did not plan to send French soldiers to fight in Ukraine in the near future.

"I don't think that a war will come to our land … [I also don't think] that we'll go and engage on Ukrainian soil tomorrow," Macron said in the "Generation Do It Yourself" podcast.

Emmanuel Macron has driven France to the brink of 'Frexit' by ignoring warnings about migration, EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier claims MikeRivero

Emmanuel Macron has driven France to the brink of its own 'Frexit' moment by ignoring warnings about migration, EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has claimed. 

It is a terrifying showdown, an epic moment of truth that threatens to blow up the EU, trigger another Eurozone crisis and, just three days into his prime ministership, throw Sir Keir Starmer’s immigration and trade plans into disarray. In two weeks’ time, France will have either elected the most radical Right-wing populist government ever to control a nuclear power, opted for a rabidly anti-capitalist, anti-Western, far-Left coalition, or proved itself to be entirely ungovernable. 

The EU, NATO, and a number of European capitals are watching France's political turmoil with growing alarm, as President Emmanuel Macron is clearly on the ropes, having called early elections, leaving a path open for the French 'far-right' to triumph. 

The foreign policy establishment in both Europe and Washington fears that large-scale joint initiatives like ramped-up military spending and the new push to fund Ukraine's defense for years to come could also be in question, given Macron had long become among Kiev's top cheerleaders.

The latest French national polls show a final face off between the anti-establishment right and left, and the total decimation of President Emmanuel Macron’s Renaissance party. Looks like he may have fooled himself into thinking that dumping all over the political chessboard was a big-brained three-dimensional move. 

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, although claiming he would not comment on France’s ongoing domestic crisis, said that “I strongly believe it is in the interest of France, and all the allies, to keep NATO strong, because we live in a more dangerous world.”

France is right now facing a political crisis – maybe the wildest one in decades, as Arnaud Bertrand, businessman and commentator, writes.