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Macron on threat from Russia: I myself victim of direct attacks

Macron on threat from Russia: I myself victim of direct attacks President of France Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

French President Emmanuel Macron has stated that he himself has become a victim of Russian attacks and the aggressor country's desire to interfere in the political affairs of other countries, according to his press conference with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Russia increasingly expresses its desire to interfere in our elections. I myself have become a victim of direct attacks. All these maneuvers, disinformation, destabilization, cyberattacks, are becoming more systematic," Macron said.

According to him, such actions by the Russian Federation indicate that the country has crossed a line, especially in recent months and weeks.

"We see this as aggression against us," Macron emphasized.

France's position on the war

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Ukraine in the summer of 2022. At that time, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and former Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi also came to Kyiv with him.

France supports Ukraine in the aggressive war unleashed by Russia. The country provides military, financial, and humanitarian assistance. Earlier, Macron announced that Paris planned to sign a security agreement with Ukraine, as Britain did.

Moreover, the French president himself announced his intention to visit Ukraine in February. During the visit, the signing of a bilateral security agreement between the countries was planned.