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10 Mar 2022

European leaders gather in Versailles for emergency summit to boost support for Ukraine

Putin’s war is a defining moment for Europe. That’s what EU leaders were told as they met in the Palace of Versailles, site of another defining moment for Europe after World War One.

The host, Emmanuel Macron, said talks on Ukraine joining the European Union couldn’t start while the country is at war. The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine did meet in Turkey today – but without any progress towards a ceasefire.

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