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Emmanuel Macron: Invasion of Ukraine ‘Return to Age of Imperialism and Colonies’

The French president spoke before the United Nations General Assembly tribunal on Tuesday. After invading Ukraine in February, he said Russia had caused a “return of imperialism”.

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LFrench President Emmanuel Macron accused Russia at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday of “the return of imperialism” by invading Ukraine in late February.

“What we have been witnessing since February 24 is a return to the age of imperialism and colonialism. “France will reject it and stubbornly seek peace,” the French president stressed.

“If not Russia, who is hegemonic today? asked the head of state.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is at the center of this high-profile diplomatic week at the United Nations General Assembly. In particular, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intervened on Wednesday – via video thanks to the special authorization voted by member states last week – and the Security Council on Thursday at the level of foreign ministers.

“Those who remain silent today serve, in spite of themselves or in secret, a new imperialism, with a certain complicity in the contemporary cynicism that is destroying our international order, without which peace is impossible,” Emmanuel Macron further lamented.

Before him, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned at the start of the annual General Assembly that a “winter of discontent looms on the horizon” in a world “paralyzed” by divisions, despite mounting crises since the Ukraine war. Global warming.



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