Macron: France should to redefine its relations with Russia
The Western world needs Russia to build a new architecture of trust and security in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said, addressing a French ambassadors conference at the Elysee Palace.
"We need partnership with Russia to build a new architecture of trust and security in Europe," TASS cited Macron as saying.
In a broad diplomatic speech, the French leader said it's time for Europe to redefine its relations with Russia to check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War.
Macron warned that pushing Russia farther away is a "deep strategic error."
He said Europe's "weaknesses and mistakes" have helped lead Russia to boost its alliance with China.