The French head of state said on Monday that, to end the war, peace should be built without “humiliating” Russia. A position deemed too lax by the Ukrainian president. Emmanuel Macron is trying “in vain” to dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, not judging “not correct” that the French president is ready, according to him, to “make diplomatic concessions” to Russia . Read alsoIn the heart of hell in Ukraine, women’s wars “We must not look for a way out for Russia, and Macron is doing it in vain”, regretted Volodymyr Zelensky Thursday evening on the Italian television channel RAI 1, according to footage released on his Telegram channel on Friday. “I know he wanted to get results in the mediation between Russia and Ukraine, but he didn’t get any,” he said. “Until Russia itself wants and understands that it needs (the end of the war, editor’s note), it will not seek any way out,” added the Ukrainian president. Do not “humiliate” Russia Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that, to end the war waged in Ukraine by the Russian army, peace will have to be built without “humiliating” Russia. For Volodymyr Zelensky however, “Macron does not need to make diplomatic concessions (to Russia) now”. He judged this approach “not very correct” to, in his eyes, allow Vladimir Putin to “save face”, at a time when the Russians are still trying to take control of southern and eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian president also felt that “the time to sit around a table with Russia is over”. “It’s no longer possible,” he said. “The President of the Republic has never discussed anything with Vladimir Putin without the agreement of President Zelensky. He has always said that it was up to the Ukrainians to decide the terms of their negotiation with the Russians, ”defended the Elysée on his side on Friday. Read alsoUkraine: the strange concept of “American war” After several sessions of talks between kyiv and Moscow in March, the discussions have since stopped, the positions of the two parties being too far apart. “Today, the dialogue (with Moscow, editor’s note) must be pragmatic,” he added. Volodymyr Zelensky, however, once again repeated his desire to meet Vladimir Putin, “but only with him, without any mediator”. “And with a dialogue approach, not (by issuing) ultimatums,” he clarified. SEE ALSO – War in Ukraine: Macron denounces Putin’s “duplicity” and leaves the door open to dialogue
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