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Macron emphasizes Ukraine help – “Peace is not surrender”

“This is much easier for Macron than for Scholz, simply because he has nuclear weapons”

Amid dissonance between Berlin and Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron is now starting an almost three-day state go to to Germany. Caroline Turzer, head of WELT overseas coverage, explains the tough relationship between statesmen Macron and Scholz.

During his state go to to Germany, French President Emmanuel Macron referred to as for additional help for Ukraine. The nation will probably be helped to withstand “until the end”. With a view to the European elections, he warned in opposition to right-wing events.

DFrench President Emmanuel Macron has warned in opposition to weakening help for Ukraine in its defensive battle in opposition to Russia. “Today, being on the side of peace means giving strength to the law. Peace is not capitulation. Peace is not the abandonment of principles,” Macron mentioned after a gathering with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin. “Peace means giving a country the opportunity to defend its borders and its sovereignty,” he mentioned initially of his three-day state go to.

Macron pressured that Germany and France would additionally underline this on the assembly of the bilateral Defense and Security Council on Tuesday. There they might emphasize that they might assist Ukraine to withstand “until the end”, “to equip it, accompany it, train it and be prepared for all scenarios in order to build a lasting peace – that is, a peace that respects international law.”

State visit of French President Macron - Berlin

Frank-Walter Steinmeier (r) and Emmanuel Macron within the park of Bellevue Palace

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Steinmeier additionally pressured that there needs to be no let-up in help for Ukraine. Chancellor Olaf Scholz identified within the morning that Russian President Vladimir Putin was ready to permit 24,000 Russian troopers to die or be critically wounded each month for his “imperialist dreams”, along with many Ukrainian victims.

Macron warns in opposition to voting for right-wing events

During his go to, Macron additionally referred to as for additional Franco-German efforts. “This state visit (…) comes at a decisive moment for Europe,” he mentioned, referring to the Russian battle of aggression in Ukraine, challenges in local weather safety and synthetic intelligence. “We must fundamentally stand up to imperialist aspirations in Europe, a return to violence and lawlessness, and unprecedented challenges for our future,” mentioned Macron. “In a certain sense, this requires a Franco-German push.” ​​This can also be to be mentioned on the deliberate joint Security and Defense Council.

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Steinmeier and Macron additionally collectively referred to as for participation within the European elections in the beginning of June. But Macron additionally warned urgently in opposition to voting for excessive right-wing events. If these events had been in energy in recent times, “there would be no Europe anymore.”