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Macron: France won't strike Russia if it nukes Ukraine.

by The Kyiv Independent news deskOctober 13, 2022 11:44 am
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Macron: France won't strike Russia if it nukes Ukraine.French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to the media on Oct. 07, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Sean Gallup / Getty Images)

"Our doctrine is based on the fundamental interests of (our) nation and they are clearly defined. If there were a nuclear ballistic attack in Ukraine, these interests would not be called into question," French President Emmanuel Macron told France 2 on Oct. 12, referring to France's nuclear doctrine of deterrence.

Macron also said that Ukraine should restore its territorial integrity within the borders internationally recognized in 1991; he urged Ukraine and Russia to return to the negotiations.

Macron also commented on Belarus concentrating its forces on the border with Ukraine. "If he (Alexander Lukashenko) engages in war, he will do so against the will of his people," he said.

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