Conflict between Russia and Ukraine “Will only end at the negotiating table,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Macron calls for a “Negotiating Peace” among neighbors during a Thursday interview with BFM TV on his plane returning from the United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov earlier this month said that Moscow “Do not refuse” the idea of talks with Kiev, but warned that the longer Ukraine delayed, the harder it would be to find common ground.
Speaking about the role of the West in the conflict in Ukraine, Macron emphasized that “Our duty is to keep our way.” And that line, according to him, is “Help Kiev defend its territory and never attack Russia.”
“We are not at war with Russia,” Guaranteed by the President of France.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization in Russia on Wednesday, citing the whole country as fighting “The Entire Western Military Machine” in Ukraine. The Russian president said the United States and its European allies are openly pursuing a military defeat against Russia, seeking to push the country into mediocrity and plunder its natural wealth. However, according to Putin, Moscow is ready “Using all the means we have” to protect its people and territory.
Macron said in response to Putin’s claims that by announcing the mobilization of part of its military reserves, Russia had decided to “To take a step in the direction of escalation,” while also trying “blackmail” West with nuclear weapons.
The call to reserve parties in Russia follows this week’s announcement by the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, and mainly Russian-administered regions such as Zaporozhye and Kherson, that they will hold referendums on joining Russia from 23 to 27 September.
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