Emmanuel Macron has said that France would not launch nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack by Russia.
The British Defence Secretary slammed Macron and warned that he has revealed his “hand” to Moscow and France’s allies.
Macron said, “We do not want a World War.
“We are helping Ukraine to resist on its soil, never to attack Russia. Vladimir Putin must stop this war and respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”
Ben Wallace said at a meeting in Brussels, “It reveals President Macron’s hand.”
He added, “Our view is if Russia were to use a nuclear weapon, there would be severe consequences for Russia. It would be breaking the 1945 taboo on the use of nuclear weapons. And it would leave him incredibly isolated globally.”
Macron was also slammed by a Ukrainian journalist, saying that France would “evidently” avoid using nuclear weapons.
Macron said in a tweet, “We do not want a World War. We are helping Ukraine to resist on its soil, never to attack Russia.
“Vladimir Putin must stop this war and respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”
Macron’s comments drew criticism from Kyiv’s Post, Kate Levchuk, who said, “You didn’t want WWII as well. So you just welcome Nazis into your lands & let Brits fight for you.
“Learn history, kids. Don’t be like France.”