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Macron pulls off to the Russian media to nepnieuws

Macron pulls off to the Russian media to nepnieuws

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The French president Emmanuel Macron has Monday out at Russian media, which he accuses of spreading nepnieuws during the French elections.

According to Macron were Russia Today and Sputnik as “propaganda” for his opponent, Marine Le Pen.

Macron did these accusations during a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Versailles. Putin is Monday on a working visit from his French counterpart.

Putin denies interfering in the French election. Also he defends the controversial visit of Le Pen in Russia in march. The visit was notable because Russia it is accused that the elections in western countries are trying to influence. Putin had a clear preference for Le Pen.

Macron and Putin spoke also about terrorism in Europe and the situation in Syria. Putin spoke about a “closer cooperation” between France and Russia to combat terrorism.

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Macron will receive Putin in France for conversation

Peter the Great

Macron has received the Russian leader at the Grand Trianon, a ‘bijpaleis’ in the garden of the palace of Versailles. The building was built for the French king to retreat from the busy and densely populated building.

In the Grand Trianon is currently a painting exhibition dedicated to the visit of tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725) to France. That was in 1717. Putin and Macron to celebrate the three-hundredth anniversary of the Russian-French diplomatic relations. The visit of Peter the Great was controlled via The Hague, where Russia was much longer relations.

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