“Russia has decided to take a step in the escalation”, reacted Emmanuel Macron concerning the recent remarks of Vladimir Putin who announced a reinforced mobilization of Russia in its war against Ukraine and agitated the nuclear threat. The French head of state was interviewed by BFMTV on the plane bringing him back from the UN General Assembly in New York. “Russia is in the process of isolating itself democratically,” he said, denouncing “blackmail” by Russia, during this interview broadcast this Thursday, September 22, 2022. “There is a ruble almost more convertible, partners who help them less than expected, companies that leave the territory…”, he underlined. See also: VIDEO. “It’s not a bluff”: Putin announces a partial mobilization and agitates the nuclear threat “We must help Ukraine to hold its territory” “Our duty is to hold our line: to help Ukraine to resist and to always keep the line with Russia”, continued the President. Adding that “we are not at war with Russia”, Emmanuel Macron recalled that “we must help Ukraine to hold its territory”. “We must do everything so that, at the time that will be chosen by the stakeholders, we can return to the negotiating table”, he judged, wishing for a “useful dialogue to produce peace”. In his eyes, “it will only end around a table”. Moreover, while Moscow agitates the nuclear threat, Emmanuel Macron did not want to answer the question of what France would do if a Russian nuclear strike took place. “France is a reasonable nuclear power,” he said simply. chevron_leftchevron_right
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