Macron reacts to Biden’s Putin insults — Analysis
The French president has made it clear that he himself “wouldn’t use such words.”
After US President Joe Biden referred to Vladimir Putin as his Russian counterpart and suggested that the US should not escalate the conflict in Ukraine by words or actions, Emmanuel Macron, French leader, said it was best to avoid this. “a butcher,”Who “cannot remain in power.”
Macron responded to questions about Biden’s remarks on Saturday in Poland, saying that he personally believed the statements. “wouldn’t use such words.”
France 3 broadcast that the head of state had told France 3 that his goal was to speak to Putin in two days about Ukraine’s situation. His goal was “achieving first a ceasefire and then the total withdrawal of [Russian] troops by diplomatic means.”
“If we want to do that, we can’t escalate, either in words or actions,” Macron stressed.
Biden previously called Putin “a” “butcher”After visiting the Warsaw stadium that now hosts Ukrainian refugees, the US president declared: Later that day, President Obama declared, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
US officials subsequently clarified that Biden hadn’t been calling for regime change. A White House official, who was not identified by the media, said that Biden had misunderstood the situation when he spoke the controversial lines.
“A state leader has to keep a cool head,” Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to Biden’s words. “Personal insults narrow the window”He also spoke out in support of cooperation between Moscow, Washington.
Russia sent its troops into Ukraine a month ago, following a seven-year standoff over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. The protocols were French- and German-brokered to normalize those areas within Ukraine’s state.
Russia demanded Ukraine to declare itself neutral, and that it will not be joining the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it intended to seize the two republics with force.