Russia summons French ambassador after “unacceptable” feedback from Stéphane Séjourné | EUROtoday

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une week after the decision between the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Choïgu, and greater than two years after the beginning of the battle in Ukraine, diplomatic tensions between France and Russia are significantly excessive .

This Friday, April 12, Russia summoned the French ambassador to Moscow after the feedback deemed “ unacceptable” from the top of French diplomacy, Stéphane Séjourné, who estimated, Monday, that Paris now not “ interest” to debate with Moscow.

The French ambassador was informed of the unacceptable nature of such statements, which have nothing to do with reality “, declared the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release, denouncing “ conscious and deliberate action [de Paris] aimed at undermining the very possibility of any dialogue between the two countries.”

“Threatening” remarks

For the primary time since October 2022, the French Minister of the Armed Forces and his Russian counterpart spoke by phone on April 4. The alternate targeted on cooperation in counterterrorism, after the Moscow assault. But, after this name, Russia stated it “hoped” that the French secret providers weren’t concerned within the assault on the live performance corridor.

The French response rapidly adopted, Emmanuel Macron denouncing “threatening” remarks from the Russian Defense Minister. “It is not our interest today to discuss with Russian officials since the press releases that come out, the reports that are made are false,” added the top of French diplomacy, Stéphane Séjournée, on April 8 , in an interview with France 24 and RFI.