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Macron demands the “immediate halt” of the Russian offensive


Mr. Macron reminded Mr. Putin that Russia face massive penaltiesaccording to the minutes of the French presidency.

It was Vladimir Putin’s first conversation with a Western leader since the start of the invasion of Ukraine on Thursday morning.

Mr Putin gave a detailed explanation of the reasons and circumstances of the decision to conduct a special military operationdetailed the Kremlin.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has drawn widespread condemnation in the West and Turkey, while it sparks understanding in China and questioning of the expansion ofNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization by Iran.

United States President Joe Biden has denounced the unwarranted attack of Russia against Ukraine. At a press conference, the tenant of the White House promised to defend every inch of the territory of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization which he described as more united and more determined than ever.

President Biden has announced other sanctions, including against four major Russian banks. He said the United States and the G7 countries intend to limit Russia’s ability to do business internationally as much as possible.

France raises the tone

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, raised the tone of a notch Thursday, evoking the nuclear power of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization.

I’North Atlantic Treaty Organization is also a nuclear alliancehe warned, responding to the words of President Putin who underlined in his speech announcing his offensive against Ukraine that Russia remained one of the largest nuclear powers in the world.

No one should have any doubts that a direct attack on our country will lead to destruction and terrible consequences for any potential aggressor.had launched Mr. Putin during his speech.

In addition, the French minister indicated that his country was studying a series of requests for assistance from Ukraine, including military. They made us a list [d’équipements militaires]we are studying it to try to respond as best as possible to their request as quickly as possiblehe said.

The expansion of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization is a serious threatsays Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran joined the chorus of international reactions after the Russian military offensive.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi considered that the expansion ofNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization was a serious threat during a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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The expansion of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization is a serious threat to the stability and security of independent countries in different regionssaid Mr. Raisi, quoted by a press release from the Iranian presidency.

Earlier today, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Ukrainian crisis had its roots in the provocations of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The head of Iranian diplomacy also affirmed that war was not a solution and called to a cease fire for find a democratic and political solution.

Iran is currently negotiating with Russia a strategic agreement similar to the one signed with China last year.

Moreover, Russia and China are supporting Iran in ongoing talks with Western powers to revive the Iranian nuclear deal.

Understanding of China

China understands Russia’s reasonable security concerns, Foreign Minister WangYi said. Beijing has urged all parties to exercise restraint to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday and called for an immediate end to the violence, his cabinet said in a statement.

Mr Modi reiterated his long-standing belief that the disputes between Russia and theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue, this text explained.

India was close to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and is seen by Moscow as a reliable ally, Vladimir Putin said in December during a visit to New Delhi.

The Russian attack in Ukraine shakes the foundations of the international order, denounced the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumion Kishida.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also added his voice to the concert of condemnations of the illegal invasion of Russia. Australia announced in the same breath a second series of sanctions against Russian civil or legal persons.

An attack unjustifiablesays Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new sanctions against Russia on Thursday after denouncing Russia’s unjustifiable attack on Ukraine in a press release the day before.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz described the Russian military operation launched in Ukraine as glaring violation international law and said it was a dark day for the whole of Europe.

Germany strongly condemns this unscrupulous act by the President [Vladimir] Putin. Our solidarity goes to Ukraine and its peoplehe added in a press release.

Germany says it is ready to help its neighbors in the event of a massive influx of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser announced on Thursday. Poland could experience a massive wave of migration.

Turkey, which is a member of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationcalled on Russia to end its intervention unjust and illegal as soon as possible.

Foreign Ministers of the Baltic States, three former Soviet republics now members of the European Union and theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationdemanded to block Russia’s access to the SWIFT interbank network and to supply weapons to Ukraine.

The international community should impose the strongest possible sanctions against Russiathe heads of diplomacy of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania said in a statement.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has offered to hold talks between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk.

In the midst of a Security Council meeting

The Russian President’s announcement of the attack on Ukraine on Wednesday night came just as the United Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations was meeting on the issue of the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.

Ukraine asks Russia andUnited Nations of end the warsaid Wednesday the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya.

The French Ambassador to theUnited NationsNicolas de Rivière, denounced on Wednesday evening the contempt displayed by Russia against the United Nations.

Mr. President Putin, in the name of humanity, bring your troops back to Russia!, asked the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. This war must stop nowhe reacted. This is the saddest moment of my tenure at the head of theUnited Nationssaid Mr. Guterres.

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