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France is neither pro-Russian nor anti-Russian but pro-European – Macron

France is neither pro-Russian nor anti-Russian but pro-European – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France “is neither pro-Russian nor anti-Russian, it is pro-European.”

He  was speaking with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during his first visit to Poland since he became president.

Macron also said at a news conference in Warsaw that “we need to be demanding in our political dialogue with Russia.” The French president sought to reset relations at a time when Britain’s departure and an upsurge of nationalism are reshaping alliances and undermining confidence in the EU, Reuters said.

Duda said he hoped Macron’s visit would mark a breakthrough in Franco-Polish relations. “Today France is definitely a power on a European scale, and France’s role after Brexit will without doubt grow,” he said.