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France denies – “Nothing like this is accepted or proposed”

Sergei Shoigu, Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Shoigu, Defense Minister of Russia

Sergei Shoigu, Defense Minister of Russia

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The protection ministers of Russia and France spoke by telephone for the primary time since 2022. It was concerning the assault in Moscow and the battle in Ukraine. Shortly afterwards, France denied the Russian account of the dialog.

In his first telephone name in round a 12 months and a half, France's Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu spoke together with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu concerning the battle in Ukraine and the battle in opposition to terrorism. As the Defense Ministry in Paris introduced on Wednesday night, Lecornu condemned the Islamist terrorist assault close to Moscow and recalled France's willingness to accentuate exchanges within the battle in opposition to terrorism.

Lecornu emphasised that France had no details about a connection between the assault and Ukraine. The minister appealed to Russia to chorus from any instrumentalization.

According to Paris, France's protection minister additionally unreservedly condemned the Russian battle of aggression in opposition to Ukraine. France will assist Ukraine for as lengthy and as intensively as mandatory in its battle for freedom and sovereignty so as to restore peace and safety on the European continent.

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Moscow mentioned Lecornu tried to persuade the Russian facet that Ukraine and Western international locations weren’t concerned within the terrorist assault and shifted accountability to the Islamic State terrorist militia. Shoigu emphasised that the investigation could be accomplished and all these accountable could be punished.

The Russian facet has indications of a Ukrainian lead in organizing the terrorist assault. “The Kiev regime does nothing without the consent of Western curators. We trust that the French secret services are not behind this case,” Shoigu mentioned in Moscow.

The Russian Defense Ministry additionally mentioned that Minister Sergei Shoigu and his French counterpart Sébastien Lecornu had “declared willingness to engage in dialogue on Ukraine.” The French Ministry of Defense denied this slightly later. “France has not accepted or proposed anything of the sort,” Lecornu’s speedy entourage instructed the AFP information company.

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The Russian Defense Ministry had beforehand acknowledged that the place to begin for dialogue could possibly be the “Istanbul Peace Initiative.” The ministry didn’t present any additional data.

Regarding the potential deployment of French troops to Ukraine, Shoigu defined that if it have been put into apply, this may result in issues for the nation. French President Emmanuel Macron not too long ago tightened his stance in opposition to Russia. In February, he didn’t rule out the usage of floor troops by his nation in Ukraine.