On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the West should consider providing “guarantees” to Russia after the conflict in Ukraine is ended.
Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, lashed out on Sunday at French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal that the West consider “guarantees” for Vladimir Putin after the conflict.
According to the French president, Europe should examine “how to give guarantees to Russia the day it returns to the negotiating table”.
He continued: “One of the essential points we must address — as President Putin has always said — is the fear that NATO comes right up to its doors, and the deployment of weapons that could threaten Russia.
“In response, Mr Danilov said: “Instead of Nuremberg — to sign an agreement with [Russia] and shake hands?”
He went on to say that a “denuclearized and demilitarised” Russia would be preferable “the best peace guarantee for Europe and the world”
This is not the first time Mr Macron has enraged Kiev with remarks about Vladimir Putin.
In June, French President Emmanuel Macron urged the West not to “humiliate” Russia’s President.
Mr. Macron’s remarks came as Western nations started imposing a $60-per-barrel price ceiling and a ban on some kinds of Russian oil on Monday, as part of new measures aimed at increasing pressure on Moscow for its conflict in Ukraine.
On Friday, the European Union, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, and the United States agreed on a price ceiling.
The European Union’s 27 member states also put a ban on Russian oil transported by sea.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, who is in charge of energy affairs, said on Sunday in televised remarks that Russia would not sell its oil to nations that attempt to circumvent the restriction.