The conflict in Ukraine will not be resolved soon, according to French President Emmanuel Macron, who spoke to the RTL radio station on Friday.
“Unfortunately, the conflict will not be resolved anytime soon,” he said. “I believe that in the coming days and weeks, we will witness a very difficult situation in Donbas,” Macron added. “This is why, in collaboration with Turkey, Greece, and the UN, we are doing everything possible to organize humanitarian operations in the cities of Mariupol and Dnepr,” said French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Russia cannot be expected to make diplomatic concessions in the coming weeks,” he says. “It won’t happen until mid-May,” Macron said, adding that Russia will celebrate Victory Day on May 9th. Every day of hostilities, the French president added, “makes tomorrow harder.” “There will be no peace in Europe unless we think about tomorrow,” he emphasized.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a special military operation in response to the heads of the Donbas republics’ request. The Russian president emphasized that Moscow had no intention of occupying Ukrainian territory and that the goal was to demilitarise and denazify the country. As a result, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and several other countries imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and entities.
On April 10 and 24, France will hold a two-round presidential election. According to polls, Macron will win the first round, garnering 27 percent of the vote. Marine Le Pen, the president of the National Rally, and Jean-Luc Melenchon, the founder of the leftist La France Insoumise party, are expected to finish second and third, respectively.