Macron is trying to push the West to a tougher approach against Russia 09:45

France tried to persuade Germany and the United States to stop publishing the limits of participation in the Ukraine conflict to keep Russia guessing about its actions, but they opposed the idea. The newspaper reports this Wall StreetJournal With reference to sources.

WSJ writes that French President Emmanuel Macron held secret talks with US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in February to lay the groundwork for the Paris summit, and that he hoped this would influence the West’s strategy in the conflict in Ukraine.

According to their sources, the French leader told them that they “must adopt a position of strategic uncertainty against Russia that would leave all military options on the table.”

“Macron wanted to stop broadcasting the limits of Western intervention – the so-called red lines – and instead keep the Kremlin guessing,” the newspaper notes.

Unnamed officials told the publication that Biden questioned the need for a change in strategy due to concerns that it could lead to escalation of tensions, and that Scholz did not support Macron because his opinion could divide allies and draw NATO countries to the side of the conflict.

During his meeting with the leaders of the USA and Germany, Macron also said that he wanted to use the summit in Paris to send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Scholz tried to dissuade him, but despite this, the French president “stunned” the allies with his statement that the option of deploying NATO troops in Ukraine could not be ruled out.

Previously NATO General named Macron’s words about soldiers in Ukraine are a “good sign”.

Previously Macron accepted We are conducting a ground operation against Russia.

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Source: Gazeta

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