French Foreign Ministry: NATO and the EU are not at war with Russia and do not want this NATO does not want a war with Russia, the French Foreign Ministry is sure. They believe that Moscow is expelling diplomats for “false reasons.” Previously, Lavrov said that Western countries have declared a “total hybrid war” on Russia ” alt=”The French Foreign Ministry said that NATO and the EU do not want to fight with Russia” />
The French Foreign Ministry
Despite the help of Paris to Kyiv, France is not at war with Russia, neither would like to in NATO, not in the European Union, French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Clair Legendre told BFMTV.
“We are not at war with Russia, the EU is not at war with Russia, NATO is not at war with Russia. And we don't want to do that,— Legendre said.
Commenting on Russia's decision to expel 34 French diplomats, she said that Paris condemned the move because it saw “absolutely no reason” for it, and Moscow attributed it to “completely false reasons.”
“A month ago, we ourselves deported people from the Russian embassy who had diplomatic status, but, in our opinion, they acted for purposes contrary to our national security,” — emphasized the representative of the French Foreign Ministry.
At the same time, French President Emmanuel Macron will maintain a channel of dialogue with Moscow, Legendre added, explaining what is important for the issue of a ceasefire in Ukraine.
The unwillingness of a direct clash with Russia was previously stated by American and European politicians and leaders. Even before the start of the Russian special operation, NATO and the United States indicated that under no circumstances would they send their troops to Ukraine, since this threatened a war with Russia. According to American President Joe Biden, the fighting in Ukraine does not require the direct participation of Washington, the White House said that they insist on a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
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In Moscow, it was pointed out that the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine in the context of the ongoing special operation is close to the state of “proxy war”; with Russia. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned at the end of April.
In mid-May, the minister added that the West had declared an all-out hybrid war on Russia, and the Russian side was accepting the challenge. “It is difficult to predict how long this will all last, but it is clear that the consequences will be felt by everyone without exception,” — appreciated Lavrov.
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