Posted 19 января 13:36

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French President urged to "build peace" with Russia

19 января 2023, 13:36
French President Emmanuel Macron said that in the future it is necessary to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and negotiate peace with Russia. According to him, there will come a time when it will become necessary.

"In the long term, we need to find a way to build peace with our neighbor. There will come a certain moment for this", - the President of the country said in an interview with Pais. He added that his country was against "Russia being brought to its knees," but supported Ukraine in its struggle. "With my words and actions, I have demonstrated that France supports the resistance of Ukraine. But we must strive for dialogue", - the French president concluded.

At the same time, Emmanuel Macron himself has not communicated with Russian leader Vladimir Putin for several weeks. The last official conversation between the two heads of state took place on September 11. Later, the Kremlin said that contacts between the leaders of the two countries had decreased, as France did not want to listen to Russia's position. In mid-December, Emmanuel Macron again announced his readiness to discuss with the Russian president the safety of nuclear power plants in Ukraine. On the eve of the German Chancellor said that the end of hostilities in Ukraine is possible only with the defeat of Russia.