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Macron says Western countries don’t seek to destroy Russia

The French leader stressed that Russians have always been respected in his country

WASHINGTON, December 5. /TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron has said his country and the other Western nations aren’t seeking to destroy Russia.

"It’s never been our perspective in France," he said in an interview with CBS that was aired on Sunday. "More than that, we have very close relations from a cultural and historical point of view. And we have always respected the Russian people.".

Macron said he had "very long discussions" with the Russian president and "there was this clear awareness of how the Russian people are a great people, with great history.".