Macron says he doesn’t wish to ‘annihilate’ Russia like ‘Anglo Saxon’ leaders — RT World Information

Whereas the French president has backed anti-Russia sanctions, he has kept away from the intense rhetoric of his US and UK counterparts

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned “Anglo Saxon” leaders for overtly wishing annihilation upon Russia in clips from a current documentary. Macron has already been criticized by a few of Ukraine’s most fervent supporters for staying involved with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Whereas he has condemned Russia’s navy operation in Ukraine and supported EU sanctions on Moscow, the French president has spoken to Putin by telephone on a number of events since February. These calls have apparently not introduced Ukraine any nearer to peace, however have earned Macron scorn from Kiev’s supporters, together with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who castigated his French counterpart for speaking to a person he in comparison with “Hitler.”

Nonetheless, in a documentary not too long ago broadcast on French tv, Macron gave some perception into his strategy to diplomacy.

Filmed on a prepare again from Kiev final month, Macron defined that speaking to Putin is important to forestall the battle in Ukraine from changing into a wider battle. Describing “Anglo Saxon” leaders as pushing the message that “we should annihilate Russia, weaken it completely,” Macron stated that his objective is as a substitute to “assist Ukraine to win,” and “to not combat in opposition to Russia, not to mention annihilate it.” 

Regardless of the sensible similarities between Macron’s strategy and that of his US and UK counterparts, all of whom have offered Kiev with weapons and ammunition, there exists a transparent distinction in rhetoric between France and the “Anglo Saxon” world.

Whereas US President Joe Biden has accused Russia of committing “genocide” in Ukraine, Macron has cautioned the West in opposition to bandying round such loaded phrases. Likewise, he has dismissed requests from Kiev that he declare Russia a “sponsor of terrorism.” 

And whereas US Secretary of State Lloyd Austin has described the battle in Ukraine as a chance to depart Russia “weakened” and Biden has let slip that he needs for regime change in Moscow, Macron has acknowledged that the West “should not humiliate Russia,” to be able to make a peace deal potential some day.

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has in contrast Putin to a “crocodile” and repeatedly dismissed the concept of peace talks with Moscow. In the meantime, the newly-appointed chief of Britain’s armed forces has declared that the UK’s navy should put together for the potential for “defeating Russia in battle.”

Macron, in contrast, has stated that European leaders should “all the time respect Russia as a rustic and Russian individuals,” arguing that “there is no such thing as a lasting peace if Russia shouldn’t be engaged in a fantastic structure of peace on our continent.”

Nonetheless, Macron has sided along with his fellow G7 leaders in agreeing to assist Kiev’s navy “for so long as it takes,” and after dismissing rumors that he urged Ukraine commerce some land for peace with Russia, Macron now insists that “Ukraine will resolve when the circumstances are met to construct peace,” an open-ended stance that mirrors that of the US, UK, and different NATO international locations. 

Putin has accused European leaders of sacrificing their very own economies to bolster Ukraine’s battle effort, claiming that they’re committing financial “suicide” below “stress from their American overlord.” Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov not too long ago stated that whereas Macron “continues to be speaking concerning the strategic independence of the EU,” he’s “sure that they won’t be allowed to have it.”