French President Emmanuel Macron stated in an interview launched Saturday that he wished Russia to be defeated in its struggle with Ukraine, however not “crushed”.
He was talking after getting back from the Munich Safety Convention, the place he urged allies to accentuate their assist for Ukraine, and stated France was ready for a drawn-out battle.
“I would like Russia to be defeated in Ukraine, and I would like Ukraine to have the ability to defend its place,” he instructed French newspapers JDD and Le Figaro and broadcaster France Inter.
“I’m satisfied that, ultimately, this won’t conclude militarily,” he added, predicting that neither stated may totally prevail within the battle.
However he didn’t, like some, need the struggle to be taken on to Russian soil. Such folks, he stated, “need above all to crush Russia.
“This has by no means been the place of France and it by no means can be.”
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