Johnson: attempts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine now threaten to prolong instability Moscow will be able to manipulate countries and markets if they try to resolve the conflict now, Johnson said in an interview with Macron. The President of France noted that he had spoken with Putin for more than a hundred hours since December alt=”Johnson gave Macron reasons not to resolve the conflict in Ukraine now” />
Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
Russia, in the event of attempts by European leaders to resolve the conflict in Ukraine now, will be able to manipulate markets and states, said the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany.
“The Prime Minister emphasized that any attempt to resolve the conflict now would only lead to prolonged instability and allow [Vladimir] Putin to endlessly manipulate both sovereign countries and international markets,” — Johnson's office said in a statement.
Macron and Johnson agreed that the conflict in Ukraine is now at a critical point and “there is an opportunity to reverse” his move. They noted the need to continue to support Kyiv in order to strengthen its negotiating and military position.
According to the French president, the British prime minister showed “great enthusiasm” on the creation of a European political community proposed by Macron, reports TF1.
Macron has been in frequent contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin since late last year. Moscow then demanded security guarantees from the United States and NATO, while the alliance and Washington refused to satisfy Russia's demands (among them was a guarantee of non-expansion of the military bloc). As of the end of May, Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz were Putin's most frequent interlocutors.
Macron noted that he had spent a total of more than a hundred hours in conversations with Putin since December and had lost count. Private contacts between the presidents of France and Russia became a reason for criticism of other European leaders. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas noted: “I feel that if everyone is constantly calling him, he does not get the message that he is isolated.” Macron insisted that maintaining contact with Moscow was his duty.
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Johnson had previously urged Western countries to prepare for the protracted nature of the conflict in Ukraine. He is sure that the situation depends on whether Kyiv has time to strengthen its defense capability. “Our task” attract time to the side of Ukraine»,— he said. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed a similar opinion, assuming that the conflict could last for years.
The Kremlin agreed that the crisis in Ukraine would last for a long time. “Yes, it will be a long crisis, but we will never trust the West again,” Dmitry Peskov, representative of the President of Russia, spoke.
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politician, President of France
December 21, 1977
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