The French President has supported anti-Russian sanctions but has not embraced the extremist rhetoric of the US or UK counterparts
French President Emmanuel Macron condemns “Anglo Saxon”Clips from a documentary show leaders openly wanting Russia’s destruction. Macron has already been criticized by some of Ukraine’s most fervent supporters for staying in contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
While he has condemned Russia’s military operation in Ukraine and supported EU sanctions on Moscow, the French president has spoken to Putin by phone on several occasions since February. These calls have apparently not brought Ukraine any closer to peace, but have earned Macron scorn from Kiev’s supporters, including Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who castigated his French counterpart for talking to a man he compared to “Hitler.”
Macron offered some insight on his diplomacy approach in a recently broadcast documentary.
Macron was filmed on the train from Kiev to explain to Putin that it is important to stop the conflict in Ukraine becoming an even bigger war. Describing “Anglo Saxon”Leadership leaders should promote the message “we must annihilate Russia, weaken it permanently,”Macron stated that Macron’s goal was to instead be “help Ukraine to win,”And “not to fight against Russia, let alone annihilate it.”
Whatever the practical similarities between Macron’s approach and that of his US and UK counterparts, all of whom have provided Kiev with weapons and ammunition, there exists a clear difference in rhetoric between France and the “Anglo Saxon” world.
American President Joe Biden accused Russia of complicity in the crimes. “genocide”Macron in Ukraine has warned the West to avoid using such loaded words. He has also rejected requests by Kiev to declare Russia an enemy. “sponsor of terrorism.”
US Secretary Of State Lloyd Austin described the conflict with Ukraine as an opportunity for Russia to exit. “weakened”Biden has made it clear that he would like to see a regime change at Moscow. Macron, however, has said that the West should be reformed. “must not humiliate Russia,”We need to reach a peaceful agreement in order for peace to be possible.
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, has described Putin as a “sister” to his father. “crocodile”The idea of peaceful talks with Moscow was repeatedly dismissed by the British chief of Britain’s armed forces. Meanwhile, the newly-appointed chief of Britain’s armed forces has declared that the UK’s military must prepare for the possibility of “defeating Russia in battle.”
Macron has, however, stated that European leaders must be accountable. “always respect Russia as a country and Russian people,”It is argued that “there is no lasting peace if Russia is not engaged in a great architecture of peace on our continent.”
However, Macron has sided with his fellow G7 leaders in agreeing to support Kiev’s military “for as long as it takes,”Macron, after denying rumors that Macron had suggested Ukraine trade land with Russia for peace, insists now that “Ukraine will decide when the conditions are met to build peace,”An open-ended, flexible stance, similar to the US and UK as well as other NATO members.
Putin has accused European leaders of sacrificing their own economies to bolster Ukraine’s war effort, claiming that they are committing economic “suicide” under “pressure from their American overlord.”Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, recently stated that Macron was not being taken seriously. “is still talking about the strategic independence of the EU,” He is “certain that they will not be allowed to have it.”