Ukraine’s allies should stand agency towards Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “blackmail” of suggesting that nuclear weapons could possibly be used within the conflict towards Kyiv, French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned in an interview broadcast Thursday.
“Our activity is to carry our line, that’s to say, assist Ukraine as we’re doing, to guard its territory and by no means to assault Russia,” Macron instructed BFM tv throughout his return from the UN Basic Meeting in New York on Wednesday.
“Russia may be very clearly underneath strain” however “I’m not going to participate in any escalation” of the battle, Macron added.
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Putin has sparked alarm notably in Europe along with his menace of utilizing “all of the means at our disposal” to defend itself throughout its invasion of Ukraine, as he known as up some 300,000 reservists for the struggle.
Consultants have warned about Putin’s unpredictable responses to a latest counter-offensive by Ukraine that has seen it get well components of territory seized by Russian troops since their invasion on February 24.
“Russia has determined to take a step towards escalation,” Macron mentioned, however “we must not ever get carried away.”
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