Emmanuel Macron gave a virulent speech at the UN platform. His target: Russia, responsible for the war in Ukraine, against which the French head of state called on the international community to unite in the name of the values of the United Nations Charter.
From our special correspondent in New York,
” Today we have to make a choice, that of war or peace “, immediately declared the French president.
At the UN rostrum, Emmanuel Macron put the stakes on the table and, without detours, went after the Russia.
One thing is sure and certain, as I speak to you, there are Russian troops in Ukraine. And as far as I know, there are no Ukrainian troops in Russia, that’s a fact and we all have to look at it.
The French head of state has chosen the tone of pugnacity to denounce a war whose consequences go beyond the borders of Europe.
The longer this war lasts, the more threatening it becomes for peace in Europe, and that of the world. What we have been witnessing since February 24 is a return to the age of imperialism and colonies.
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On the strength of this diagnosis, Emmanuel Macron asks the countries of the South to choose their camp.
Some countries, represented here, remained in a form of neutrality with regard to this war. But I want to tell you with the greatest clarity today: whoever would like to mimic the fight of the non-aligned, by refusing to express himself clearly, is mistaken and takes on a historical responsibility.
Emmanuel Macron also proposes a reform of the Security Council, which limits the right of veto in the event of mass crime. Another direct message to Russia.
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