Paris will regard Russia’s recognition of the LDNR as an “offensive without weapons”
According to French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, the plans of the Russian authorities to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of the LPR and DPR can be considered an offensive without weapons that destroy the territorial integrity of Ukraine. At the same time, Paris points out that the priority now is to stop the escalation of the conflict.
Speaking at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly, Le Drian said: “Such recognition by Russia (recognition of the LDNR – ed. ) is an unacceptable situation for us, an attack without weapons and the destruction of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
Earlier, State Duma deputies asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the LPR and DPR in order to protect the Russian-speaking population. After that, French President Emmanuel Macron turned to the Russian leader, asking him not to do this.
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