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Ukraine rejects Macron’s new proposal to ease the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

December 5 According to a report on the website of the U.S. Polité on December 4, French President Macron was criticized by Ukraine for recommending to provide security guarantees for Russia.

Ukrainian officials rejected Macron’s proposal that if Russia agrees to negotiate an end to the conflict, the West should consider how to meet Russia’s requirements for security assurances.

According to the report, Alexis Danilov, secretary of the National Security and Defense Commission of Ukraine, questioned in response to Macron’s proposal on the 4th. He said that he believes that “denuclearized and demilitarized” Russia is “the best guarantee for peace in Europe and the world.”

The report also said that Mikhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that what the world needs is not to provide guarantees to the Kremlin, but to obtain security guarantees “from Russia’s barbaric intentions”.

According to the report, this is not the first time that there has been a discord between the Ukrainian and French governments over possible negotiations with the Kremlin.

Ukrainian President Zelensky said in May this year that Macron asked Ukraine to make concessions on sovereignty to help Putin save face.

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