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Zelensky invites Macron to visit Ukraine

Zelensky invites Macron to visit Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Ukraine. He stated this in an interview with the American news channel CNN.

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According to Zelensky, Macron will be able to witness the Russian genocide in Ukraine. The French president has yet to coin the term, unlike his American counterpart, Joe Biden, for example.

“I spoke to Emmanuel[Macron, editor],” Zelensky told CNN in an interview that was taped Friday and aired Sunday. He declared the French president’s refusal to talk about the genocide in Ukraine: “I think he wants to drag Russia into a dialogue.” “I told him I would like him to understand that this is not war, but it is nothing but genocide. I invite him to come here whenever he gets the chance. He will come, he will see, and I am sure he will understand.”

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“Very painful”

Macron said last Thursday that the genocide should be decided by lawyers, not politicians, and that “verbal escalation” would not help Ukraine. Zelensky thought at the time that it was “very painful”.

Zelensky said that in addition to Macron, the US president should visit Ukraine. I think he will come, but that is his decision of course and it will depend on the security situation. But he is the leader of the United States and he should come and watch.”

The White House has so far ruled out Biden’s travel to Ukraine due to security risks. The US president may send an envoy to Kyiv.

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