Moscow: Macron has three options, the third is death

Maria Zakharova, spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has issued a stark warning to France, cautioning of retaliatory measures in response to French threats of sanctions on Russian diplomats

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Moscow: Macron has three options, the third is death
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Maria Zakharova warned France of retaliatory measures in response to threats from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to impose "sanctions on Russian diplomats in Paris." The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously threatened that comments from the Russian diplomatic mission in Paris regarding the possible deployment of French military instructors to Ukraine "would not go without consequences." "Then I'll add option D: if our diplomats are touched, you will receive retaliatory measures," wrote the spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Telegram, reports Russia Today.

She explained that these threats followed remarks by a spokesperson for the Russian embassy in France, who commented on Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's statement that "French instructors, if sent to Ukraine, would become a legitimate target for Russian armed forces." The embassy representative specifically stated that instructors who teach Ukrainian militants to better target Russians become a legitimate target "as in war." Zakharova questioned what exactly the official Paris did not like and offered three options as an answer.

"First, that there is still a tradition of asking questions. Second, that there is still a tradition of answering questions, and third, the possible death of French nationals in Ukraine, which French authorities have previously vehemently denied," she stated.

Previously, French President Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with the British magazine "The Economist," considered the possibility of sending troops to Ukraine if "Kyiv requested it and if Russian forces breached the front line." "We should not be intimidated; we are not faced with a great power.

Russia is a middle power with nuclear weapons, but its GDP is smaller than that of Europeans, smaller than that of Germany, smaller than that of France," said Macron. It is not excluded that an operation to counter Russian forces in Ukraine might be conducted, stated French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with the newspaper "Le Parisien." "It is possible that at some point, and I do not wish for it nor will I initiate it, it will be necessary to carry out operations on the ground, whatever they may be, to counter Russian forces," he said, adding that France's strength lies in its capability to do so.

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