The possibility of his new visit to Kyiv was left open yesterday by the French president. “I do not rule out anything,” he said in response to a question. “But my responsibility is to act usefully, when the time is right and the conditions are right,” he said.
The French president even made a complete distinction between the Russian people and President Putin. “I believe deep down that the Russian people do not want a war in Ukraine because they are brotherly peoples. But it is under a lot of oppression and a lot of misinformation,” he said.
“These are wounds that will last for decades”
“It’s a great responsibility of the Russian president towards his country and his people, these are wounds that will remain for decades. I have already told him in a previous communication and I intend to tell him again,” said Emmanuel Macron. The French president particularly referred to the importance of “free and accessible information” for the people.
He recalled that in 2017 he had to protest to President Putin during his visit to Paris for the interventions of the Sputnik channel in the then presidential election process. Addressing reporters, President Macron said it was imperative to introduce new rules of conduct to protect against misinformation and propaganda.
Olympia Tsipira, Paris
Source: Deutsche Welle