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Kremlin: Macron says he is ready for dialogue on Putin's missile proposal

Kremlin: Macron says he is ready for dialogue on Putin's missile proposal
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at Fort Bregancon near the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, France August 19, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS -
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday that French President Emmanuel Macron had told Moscow he was ready to discuss a Russian proposal to impose a moratorium on the deployment of missiles in Europe, Interfax news agency reported.

Russia has proposed a moratorium on the deployment of short and intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe after the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) banning such a move formally ended in August.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin may discuss the proposal at talks in Paris on Dec. 9, the TASS news agency reported.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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