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Macron cautions against shaping red lines on Ukraine for Russia

Going to war with Russia means going to war with a nuclear state, French President stressed

PARIS, April 18./TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned on Monday against designating the red lines on Ukraine for Russia, to avoid France’s being involved in the conflict.

"Talking about the red lines today means talking at the same time about what action we are ready to take, what are the goals and what will be the consequences from becoming a party to the conflict and actually going to war with Russia," Macron said on France-5 TV channel.

The French leader reiterated that in 2018, Western countries confirmed the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities, after which a joint strike was made on the country by the US, UK and France.

"Going to war with Russia means going to war with a nuclear state. This is a high responsibility that cannot be taken that easily," Macron stressed. With this in view, the French leader stressed the importance of a cautious approach and called for action within the framework of international law.

On February 24, Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories. Afterward, the US, EU, UK and some other countries said they were imposing sanctions on Russian individuals and legal entities.