Putin-Macron meet, sitting across long table, triggers meme fest, netizens have a field day

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2022, 07:00 PM(IST)

Macron meets with Putin Photograph:( Twitter )

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Ever since reports have come out that Russia has amassed over 100,000 troops near the Ukraine borders, hectic diplomatic parlays have been taking place to defuse the tense situation

French President Emmanuel Macron met Russian Vladimir Putin in Moscow in an attempt to de-escalate the Ukraine standoff.

Ever since reports have come out that Russia has amassed over 100,000 troops near the Ukraine borders, hectic diplomatic parlays have been taking place to defuse the tense situation.

Even though the meeting took place in the backdrop of a war-like situation with the US and Russia exchanging warnings over the Ukraine crisis, an image of the two released by the state media certainly raised eyebrows of the netizens.

The image drew a lot of attention. Not because of the issues discussed during the meeting, rather the way they were seated left the twitteraits in splits.  

The netizens couldn’t help but notice how far Macron was sitting over a gigantic table from Putin.

Soon, memes started to pour in on how two were “committed” to keep their distance.

 

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Macron flew into Moscow at the start of a week of intense Western diplomacy aimed at easing fears of a Russian invasion of its pro-Western neighbour.

Sitting across a long table from Putin at the Kremlin, Macron said he was in Moscow to address the "critical situation" in Europe.

Macron told reporters the coming days would be "decisive" and "require intensive discussions which we will pursue together".

(With inputs from agencies)

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