French President Emmanuel Macron, amid the situation in Ukraine, has postponed his candidacy in the presidential election until the last week of February. This was reported on the website of the Franceinfo radio station, citing sources.
According to the radio station's interlocutors, it was assumed that Macron would officially nominate his candidacy next week, before the start of the International Agricultural Exhibition on February 26 or on the day of its opening, but the worsening situation in Ukraine "changed those plans."
“Emmanuel Macron will not announce himself as a presidential candidate until February 28,” the publication says.
The radio station notes that this is the last possible week for nomination, since candidates for the presidency of France until March 4 are required to provide the country's Constitutional Council with 500 signatures of elected officials in their support.
Earlier it became known that French President Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin agreed to hold talks of a trilateral contact group on Monday, February 21.