Emmanuel Macron receives Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, at the Palace of Versailles.
Emmanuel Macron receives Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, at the Palace of Versailles. © Julien Mattia/Le Pictorium/MaxPPP
As negotiations between the Malian junta and Wagner step up a notch, Paris is making last-ditch efforts to prevent the arrival of Russian paramilitaries in Bamako. Emmanuel Macron gave Vladimir Putin a stern warning during a phone call last month. The EU has meanwhile followed France's lead and suspended budgetary support to Mali. [...] (780 words)
Issue dated 03/11/2021 Reading time 4 minutes
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