Macron warns that “we must prepare for an attack from Russia” | EUROtoday

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, introduced collectively the allied nations towards Russia within the conflict in Ukraine this Monday, benefiting from the second anniversary of the beginning of the invasion to ship the message to Musk that Europe continues to help Kiev and to discover how this help might be superior, particularly now that Russia “is hardening its positions.”

The French president has warned of “hardening of Russia's position”each on the navy and political ranges: “We have suffered cyber attacks and, in parallel, the collective consensus of the countries present at this conference is that, in a few years, You have to prepare in case Russia attacks to these passes”.

Macron didn’t need to be not noted of the second anniversary and arranged final week and on the final minute this convention in help of Ukraine, which was attended by heads of state and authorities from round twenty nations, most of them European, together with the president Spanish, Pedro Sánchez; the German chancellor, Olaf Scholz; or the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, along with the Baltic nations. The head of British diplomacy has additionally attended, David Cameronand representatives of the USA and Canada.

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was already in Paris per week and a half in the past, didn’t take part and despatched a message through which he thanked France and the remainder of its allies for his or her help on this “terrible war.” “Thanks to Europe's support we have saved millions of lives, we knew that Putin can expand his aggression to other countries,” he stated. Zelenskywho warned this weekend that Ukraine's victory or defeat “depends on you.”

Emmanuel Macron additionally plans to go to kyiv in mid-March. “What we are at stake today is the security, not only of Ukraine, but of Europe”he stated in his opening speech on the convention.

Paris considers that Moscow has crossed a brand new purple line within the conflict: it has escalated in aggressiveness, not solely on the navy degree. The instance is the loss of life of the Russian opponent Alexei Navalny. “On the Ukrainian front the positions are increasingly tougher and Russia is preparing attacks and hardening its position,” warned Macron, who believes that “a push” from the allies is important and that suggests “stronger decisions” in help to Kiev.

In this context of escalation, Paris desires to convey the message to Moscow that the European alliance is strengthening, “not weakening”: “We are not tired and we are determined to stop Russia's aggression; “Putin not attaining a victory in Ukraine,” they point out from the Elseo.

In these two years of war, “Ukraine has already achieved a victory because of the resistance of the troopers, our assist and the choices we now have created from day one,” Macron noted at the opening of the conference. “Unity continues to be our greatest weapon to cease Putin,” he noted on X (formerly Twitter) Pedro Sanchez.

One of the objectives of this conference is to explore formulas to see how we can help more, but above all “extra successfully” to Ukraine. “Not all tens of millions are weapons and never all weapons are a victory,” they point out from the Elseo. kyiv, which is short of ammunition, has regretted the delay in the shipment of weapons promised by the allies.

Therefore, what Paris seeks with the conference is to be able to explore ways so that aid arrives more effectively, so that it “is coherent.” That is, the weapons can reach the ground and can be used. “It's not only a query of cash, however of effectivity,” they insist. Several countries, such as France, Germany and Italy, have signed bilateral agreements with kyiv in recent weeks.

The EU has provided 28 billion euros in aid since the start of the guerra. In the specific case of Franceplans to give Ukraine 3,000 million euros this year in aid, which is added to the 2,000 billion of last year and 1.7 of the previous year.

Paris also insists on the need for its own weapons production in Europe, not only because of the current situation on the ground in Ukraine, but also for the “protection of European sovereignty”, in order that it doesn’t rely upon the US. 60% of the funds disbursed within the European peace fund had been to buy American gear.