“We would all do better to focus on how to put Russia back in its place,” said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Emmanuel Macron.
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The Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba on Saturday, June 4, lashed out at calls from French President Emmanuel Macron not to “humiliate” Russia. “Calls to avoid humiliating Russia can only humiliate France or any other country. Because it is Russia that is humiliating itself. We would all do better to focus on how to put Russia back in its place. “It will bring peace and save lives.”Kouleba said in a tweet.
Calls to avoid humiliation of Russia can only humiliate France and every other country that would call for it. Because it is Russia that humiliates itself. We all better focus on how to put Russia in its place. This will bring peace and save lives.
– Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) June 4, 2022
The French president reiterated on Friday that it was not necessary “not humiliate Russia” – very misperceived remarks in Eastern Europe – “so that on the day the fighting ceases, we can build a way out through diplomatic channels.”. The French president is one of the few international leaders trying to hold a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
France is providing financial and military support to Ukraine, but Emmanuel Macron has not yet traveled to Kiev, while many of his European counterparts have already done so. Urged to travel to Ukraine, the French head of state, who holds the rotating presidency of the European Union until June 30, said on Friday: “Today I do not rule anything out”.