French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew from his US presidential statement this Sunday. Joe BidenHe described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “butcher” and pointed out that “everything” must be done to avoid escalating the conflict.
“I will not use those words,” said the French head of state on the France 3 network.
The candidate for re-election in April also pointed out that “everything must be done to make the situation worse”: “I keep talking to President Putin because what do we want to do collectively? We want to stop the war that Russia started, without waging war, without intensifying it.”
Macron stressed the importance of not falling into this expansion “in action or word” and supported the ceasefire and diplomatic mechanisms for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
“Europe is geographically ahead of Russia. The United States is an ally within the framework of NATO, with which we share many values, but those who live together with Russia are Europeans,” he recalled.
The French president, who has maintained regular telephone contact with both Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zhelensky since the start of the war on February 24, said he would “talk to the Russian president again tomorrow or Tuesday to make the best arrangements.” Conditions வெளியே Evacuation operation from the besieged Mariupol in southern Ukraine.
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