PARIS, May 31. /TASS/. The West may begin reconsidering its aid largesse for Ukraine if the conflict becomes protracted, French President Emmanuel Macron said during the Globsec international security conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, adding that hopes are still high for the success of Ukraine’s much-vaunted counteroffensive.
"We are preparing for this conflict to become protracted, for the consequences of such a turn of events," he said. "We must prepare public opinion to sustain long-term support for Ukraine in a high- to medium-intensity conflict in accordance with the situation. To that extent, we must reconsider and analyze the nature of our support together with our partners during this summer, and to realize what we need to achieve the desired result."
Meanwhile, the French leader refrained from publicly discussing Ukraine’s future prospects should Kiev’s much-hyped counteroffensive prove a failure, expressing his hope that it would succeed.