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"The actions of the Kremlin can be understood": Macron spoke in favor of dialogue with Russia

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Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron outlined his position on the key themes of European security, believing that the Old World needs "strategic autonomy" and a special approach to Russia.


According to him, the EU countries sharply increased their military spending, which put an end to the "losing situation" when the United States largely ensured security on the continent, and the Europeans did not have a say in making important decisions on their own defense:

We are now living in a new era.


Macron believes that European countries need more unity to control the situation in the surrounding space:

We must take much more care of our region. The Middle East and Africa are our neighbors, not the United States.


He emphasized his concern about the behavior of Turkey, which, in his words, has become more authoritarian, turns to Moscow in search of a modern weapons and pursues a unilateral policy despite being a NATO member. In this regard, Macron proposed to clarify the rules of interaction between the members of the alliance when it comes to interference in the affairs of a third country [apparently, he meant Greece].

According to the French President, NATO as a whole needs to decide who is the enemy and terrorist for the alliance. At the same time, it was noted that China acts as a "systemic rival" for the United States, France and the EU. In his words, it is necessary to interact with Beijing with the participation of Washington, Paris, London and Moscow.

The President pointed to the threats posed by Russia, which is allegedly behaving unusually aggressively towards Ukraine and Belarus, but nevertheless "is part of Europe." At the same time, Macron said that "some of the Kremlin's actions can be understood, since NATO, after accepting Poland and the Baltic countries into the alliance, moved its borders to the east towards Russia."

We must recreate the basis for dialogue with this country

- said the president, adding that the negotiations should not ignore a number of problems emanating from the Russian Federation: the seizure of territories, disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks, the use of armed proxy formations to destabilize neighbors. He did not forget to mention in this row, and the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny.
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  1. Pamir
    Pamir 10 February 2021 00: 27
    +2
    Well, if I’m not mistaken, I offered him the GDP in building an autonomy. From ourselves. Or not?
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 10 February 2021 09: 39
      +3
      Everything Macron says correctly. Oddly enough.
      Only the next elections, with this approach, the States will not let him win.
      The days of Charles de Gaulle for France are long gone. hi
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 10 February 2021 12: 38
        +2
        Quote: Alex777
        Everything Macron says correctly. Oddly enough.

        Macron is changing his shoes in the air.
        About Turkey - the Turks were promised to join the European Union, but turned down.
        The Turks have been waiting for 20 years and have been broken off, and then the EU suddenly complains that the Turks are on their own.
        There is no need to throw partners and then there will be friendship.
        But Macron's words about US influence surprised me. Many in the EU think so, but few want to utter a word. In part, this is a consequence of Trump's trade war and his spending demands on NATO - the French are more actively seeking sales for their military-industrial complex and reducing costs.
        But I thought that with the return of the Democrats, everything would be quiet again.
        I didn't understand at all about the aggression towards Belarus.
        In my opinion, Macron wanted to please everyone, but essentially his speech is empty.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 10 February 2021 15: 52
          -1
          The actions of the Kremlin can be understood, since NATO, after accepting Poland and the Baltic countries into the alliance, moved its borders to the east towards Russia

          I meant it. He said that correctly. What surprised me greatly.
          Who he wanted to please with this, except Russia, I don't know. wink
          Finding compromises usually starts with a step back.
          Although Macron is little of a political decisive figure that the States can easily replace. hi
          I didn't understand at all about the aggression towards Belarus.

          He also addressed the European audience.
          There our actions are called so. But he justified us.
          1. yehat2
            yehat2 10 February 2021 15: 54
            +2
            Quote: Alex777
            Who he wanted to please with this, except Russia, I don't know.
            Finding compromises usually starts with a step back.

            Macron did not make any discounts, he just pretended to be ready to discuss something.
            Admitted a meaningless fact, achieved formal approval, but nothing changed
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 10 February 2021 15: 56
              +1
              I'm not saying that something has changed.
              I only draw attention to the fact that they began to speak the correct words out loud.
              Earlier it was necessary to start expelling diplomats. hi
              1. yehat2
                yehat2 10 February 2021 16: 06
                +1
                The French are trying to regain the influence they had under Sarkozy in order to be mediators and generally among the main ones. Therefore, such quirks. And their change in rhetoric is of a temporary decorative nature
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 10 February 2021 16: 17
                  -1
                  Sarkozy had something that Macron lacks.
                  But Sarkozy lost his second election.
                  And Macron, apparently, will lose the election.
                2. businessv
                  businessv 11 February 2021 21: 42
                  0
                  Quote: yehat2
                  The French are trying to regain the influence they had under Sarkozy in order to be mediators and generally among the main ones.
                  It was not under Sarkozy, colleague! The independence of France ended with the death of General De Gaulle, unfortunately.
                  1. yehat2
                    yehat2 11 February 2021 21: 56
                    +1
                    I was not talking about independence
                    1. businessv
                      businessv 12 February 2021 12: 14
                      0
                      Quote: yehat2
                      I was not talking about independence

                      Do you seriously believe that influence in the world can be exercised without independent decision-making? smile
                      1. yehat2
                        yehat2 12 February 2021 12: 19
                        +1
                        they are not complete slavery.
                        the length of the leash is different for everyone.
  2. Voltsky
    Voltsky 10 February 2021 00: 31
    +6
    as always he wants to be the main diplomat of the EU
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 10 February 2021 03: 20
      +5
      aggressively towards Ukraine and Belarus,
      This amused me .... Apparently Russia is threatening to mine the Belarusian and Ukrainian seas! wassat
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 10 February 2021 08: 54
        +3
        If Old Man is depicted sitting on two chairs in the matter of multi-vectonism, then Macron is trying to occupy a whole row in the cinema. His position "both ours and yours" over and over again "touches" more and more. Thus, he is unsuccessfully trying to fight his own inferiority complex, developing due to the loss of the figure of Emmanuel himself against the background of the scale of the personality of the past leaders of France, on the one hand, and the ever-weakening role of France in the European Union and in world politics, on the other.
  3. paco.soto
    paco.soto 10 February 2021 00: 44
    0
    Scratching an old beard: maybe you need to post links in the article, just in case?!, "Otherwise the men don't know ®" local !.
    Why so lower the VO level?
  4. faterdom
    faterdom 10 February 2021 01: 31
    +3
    What a mess in their heads.
    They came up with reality, and live in it, even the biggest bosses and presidents.
    Only this is dangerous, how to invent your own laws of physics and live by them. Here real reality will always invade, and toughly, by Darwin's way, will put everything in its place.
  5. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 10 February 2021 01: 54
    +4
    Russia's actions must be accepted as reality. And not try to threaten Her.
  6. evgen1221
    evgen1221 10 February 2021 03: 00
    -8
    I don’t know what era Macron and France live in, but we are definitely in the era of koekakels for most positions. (((
  7. kventinasd
    kventinasd 10 February 2021 03: 01
    +2
    A.P. Chekhov once correctly said about the French
  8. Soveticos
    Soveticos 10 February 2021 05: 44
    0
    Not everything is clean with this Gallic cockerel, but he strives to give advice. If Le Pen runs for the presidency, then it can win again.
  9. svp67
    svp67 10 February 2021 06: 21
    +2
    He stressed his concern about Turkey's behavior,
    And he invites Russia to be friends "against"
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 10 February 2021 06: 44
    +2
    We must recreate the basis for dialogue with this country
    And at the same time, the duty sounds: "threats emanating from Russia, which behaves unusually aggressive in relation to Ukraine and Belarus. "Maybe it's time for the same Macron to descend from European heavens to sinful earth and objectively, without bias, look at the current situation in the world? But no, his gut is thin. It is better to show off his faces once again and ardently say the necessary words. Old Europe Poland and the Baltic states are already being put in an uncomfortable position, and you are all talking about Russia.
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 10 February 2021 08: 12
    0
    laughing Sometimes, behind the clouding of mind due to severe Russophobia, European politicians have a clearing up of their brains, which causes a "brainwash". After that, the patient begins another attack of the disease. turning into delusions of grandeur laughing wassat
  12. romandostalo
    romandostalo 10 February 2021 08: 25
    +2
    A strange person, apparently this is the ability of all politicians - to utter well-known things, diluting them with outright delirium ...
  13. askort154
    askort154 10 February 2021 08: 26
    +3
    We must take much more care of our region. The Middle East and Africa Are Our Neighbors, Not the USA. (Macron)

    Now wait for the new activation of the "yellow vests".
  14. antivirus
    antivirus 10 February 2021 09: 04
    +1
    anonymous author at 15 years old quail macron. I am surprised. VO is not a media? and it is customary to hide the authorship as in TLgchannels?


    In this regard, Macron proposed to clarify the rules of interaction between the members of the alliance when it comes to interference in the affairs of a third country [apparently, he meant Greece].
    --------- rather, and Kurds and Greeks in PM outside the national borders. all surrounded by Turkey.
  15. Silinvv
    Silinvv 10 February 2021 10: 04
    +1
    The desire for dialogue is encouraged. Only the question is - did we ask Europe for advice? When advice is needed, I think we will ask ourselves. I think in our zone of interests Russia should act as we need it, without "valuable" advice from a not very modern and not democratic Europe.
  16. fif21
    fif21 10 February 2021 10: 09
    0
    When the West decided to ignore the interests of Russia and introduce various restrictions, they were warned that Russia was ready to protect them (its interests) in all possible ways. Didn't listen! Curtain . hi
  17. iouris
    iouris 10 February 2021 12: 56
    -1
    The basis for the dialogue - Alyoshka to the kingdom!
    1. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 10 February 2021 15: 57
      +1
      No Oh! Let Alyosha be taken to them. One, already taken away, with the nails nailed down, to the red square. )
    2. businessv
      businessv 11 February 2021 21: 50
      0
      Quote: iouris
      The basis for the dialogue - Alyoshka to the kingdom!

      laughing That's the basis, that's the basis! good Breakup would still unlearn hysteria, but to offend people, it would be quite good.
  18. andrew42
    andrew42 10 February 2021 13: 54
    +1
    Macron's speech is purely for the internal consumption of the EU political establishment, not even for French citizens. At the same time, Macron, like many "gentlemen" from the EU, periodically throws in the words that "Russia is considered part of Europe." - No pipe! Shish you, nemchura. :) There is Geyropa, and there is Russia. An elephant cannot be part of a ferret nursery. First, create a more or less unified state in Europe, without a pack of dwarfs on an American leash, and then welcome to the table in a 2-sided format. Not earlier.
  19. zenion
    zenion 10 February 2021 14: 26
    0
    Now their dogs bark, then the ruins talk. Now all Europeans are brothers forever. Russia does not want to attack them, Russia has everything. Why does Russia need tsurys? It's time for the Europeans to tell the truth - we are afraid of the USA!
  20. Antokha
    Antokha 10 February 2021 15: 09
    0
    All in a heap, and common thoughts, and crazy cliches. Well, at least there is enough courage to speak openly against the States. It would be correct to say: NATO is not needed at all, since there is no threat from Russia. There is no military threat from China, but there is an economic one, so solve it in the economy. It is surprising that some are surprised by Turkey's desire to become a strong power. This desire in itself is not a threat to anyone. Grown guys, they confuse concepts. A threat may arise, but no one wants to be weak, especially when there are "predatory wolves" around.
  21. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 10 February 2021 15: 55
    +1
    I don't understand ... What happened ????)))
  22. NF68
    NF68 10 February 2021 16: 31
    +1
    For this he will receive a slap on the head from overseas.
  23. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 February 2021 13: 32
    0
    Miracle macaroni, dangling like a weather vane in the wind, now in one direction, then in the other. Geyrop in one word.