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“Unstoppable powers”: Macron is alarmed by the Russian “threat”

Emmanuel Macron calledé Ukraine's allied European countries "don't be cowardly" face &agrav; a Russia which extends the threat to the borders of the continent. The head of state continues to raise his voice after his comments on the possible sending of troops.

"We approach à certainly a moment in our Europe where It is advisable not to be cowardly. Emmanuel Macron gave the tone during his visit &agrav; Prague, Czech Republic, this Tuesday, March 5. This trip to Central Europe, during which the head of state must notably raise the issue of security and Defense with his Czech counterpart Petr Pavel and Prime Minister Petr Fiala, is an opportunity to assert his pre-established positions. Previously held on the war in Ukraine.

From the first hours of his visit, Emmanuel Macron called for help. the allied countries of kyiv, and therefore those of Europe, & "not to be cowardly", but on the contrary & "êbe à the height of History and the courage it implies" while the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has continued at the gates of Europe for two years. The President of the Republic has also warned against “powers that have become unstoppable [which] are in the process of ;éexpand the threat, to attack us more every day".

A firm tone but no 'escalation logic'

Emmanuel Macron gives the impression of wanting to take more European leadership over the war in Ukraine. But he is also more firm in his approach. towards Russia, not failing to consider increasing aid sent to Russia. kyiv, including military troops. This declaration dated February 26, however, did not receive the support of other European and allied countries which for the majority of solidarity with the comments of the head of state. The tenant of the Elysée also returned to this outing in the Czech press explaining that it was not about # 39;an announcement or a decision, but only a response to a question put to him about sending troops: "I answered that nothing'' was excluded.

"We launch the debate and reflect on what is happening. everything possible to support Ukraine. I've always been a fan. clear on the framework that was ours: we are not at war against the Russian people and we refuse to enter into a logic of escalation&quot ; added Emmanuel Macron in the columns of the Czech daily Pravo. The tone is therefore rising, but the red line which requires us not to become belligerent still seems to be the limit. do not cross for the French head of state.

L'Elysé like several ministers, including Stéphane Séjourné at Foreign Affairs and Sébastien Lecornu &at; Defense, had moreover in the wake of the declarations of Emmanuel Macron specified & that there was no question of sending combat troops, but rather instructors and other special forces. Specialized in particular in cyber defense or arms co-production.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116