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French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal during a question session to the government at the French National Assembly in Paris, February 27, 2024.

The reason behind French agriculture, in the course of the week of the present, ought to have opened the query session to the federal government, Tuesday February 27, within the National Assembly. Against all expectations, it was Emmanuel Macron's polemical remarks on Ukraine, made the night earlier than, which animated the Hemicycle. “There is no consensus, today, to send ground troops in an official, assumed and endorsed manner”declared the Head of State on Monday night, following a world convention in assist of Ukraine, which was held on the Elysée. “But in dynamics, nothing should be excluded”he added, assuming a “strategic ambiguity”.

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By mentioning for the primary time the sending of troops to Ukraine, the President of the Republic “has taken a further step towards belligerence, posing an existential risk to 70 million French people, and more particularly to our armed forces already deployed in eastern Europe”mentioned Marine Le Pen, president of the National Rally (RN) group. “I am told that it is in the interest of humanity. But what is this divine right which has made France the soldier of all just causes in the world, while the only existing world empire, the United States, refuses to do so for them? »quipped the member for Pas-de-Calais, quoting François Mitterrand.

“You were waiting for the first opportunity to recall the true loyalties that are yours [et] “show the true face that is yours”retorted the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, coming back from the Agricultural Show to counterattack. “When we read the surveys that are carried out, [comme celle du Washington Post, le 30 décembre dernier, accusant le RN de liens persistants avec Moscou en vue d’affaiblir le soutien à l’Ukraine], there is reason to wonder if Vladimir Putin's troops are not already in our countryhe continued. I'm talking about you and your troops, The pen. »

“Military headlong rush”

The Minister of Agriculture, Marc Fesneau, had described the RN as “left from abroad”, every week earlier. “It is clearly the party of Russia”he mentioned accusingly, on France Inter, on February 18. “Only two years ago (…) you defended a military alliance with Russia”the top of presidency as soon as once more reminded Marine Le Pen, in a very lengthy response. “If you had been elected in 2022, we would be supplying weapons to Russia to crush the Ukrainians, that’s the reality”, he asserted.

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