Putin in France: Divisions ahead of first meeting

France's new president Emmanuel Macron will meet Russia's leader for the first time on Monday. It could be an awkward conversation; during the election campaign, Vladimir Putin played host to Macron's rival - the far-right Marine Le Pen.

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    France's new president  Emmanuel Macron will meet Russia's leader for the first time on Monday.

    It could be an awkward conversation; during the election campaign, Vladimir Putin played host to Macron's rival - the far-right Marine Le Pen.

    And Macron has called for sanctions on Russia not to be lifted.

     

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.


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