EFE Agency

The President of France, Emmanuel Macrondistanced himself this Sunday from the statements of his American counterpart, Joe Bidenwho described the Russian leader as a “butcher”, Vladimir Putinand argued that “everything” must be done to avoid an escalation in this conflict.

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“I would not use those words”indicated the French head of state on the France 3 network.

The also candidate for re-election in April maintained that “everything must be done so that the situation skids”: “I keep talking to President Putin because what do we want to do collectively? We want to stop the war that Russia has launched, without waging war and without escalation.”

Macron stressed the importance of not falling into this escalation, “neither in action nor in word”, and advocated diplomatic means to achieve a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.

“Geographically, those of us facing Russia we are the Europeans. The United States is an ally within the framework of NATO with which we share many values, but those of us who live together with Russia are the Europeans”he remembered.

The French president, who since the start of the war on February 24 has maintained regular telephone contact with both Putin as with the Ukrainian leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyspecified that he will speak again tomorrow or Tuesday with the Russian president to organize “in the best conditions” an evacuation operation from the besieged Mariúpol, in southern Ukraine.

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