Russian Analysts Threaten Macron With Missile Strike: ‘Should Be No France’

1/9/23

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, looks on during a meeting with his Belarus counterpart on the sidelines of an informal summit of the heads of state of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron, right, speaks prior to a working lunch with Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson at the Elysee presidential palace on January 3, 2023, in Paris. Putin allies openly considered striking France over its relationship with Ukraine.ALEXEY DANICHEV/SPUTNIK/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES; CHESNOT/GETTY IMAGES

Russian propagandists are pushing for a strike on France due to President Emmanuel Macron‘s support of Ukraine in its war with Russia, according to a video posted Monday by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs.

The video from Russian state TV begins with the pondering of a counterstrike as Russia “sits and waits.” Vladimir Solovyov, a known propagandist and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, then chimes in, calling for a preemptive strike rather than a counterstrike.

“Macron supplies the tanks and we give them a preemptive strike against France as a party to the conflict,” Solovyov said.

Andrey Gurulyov, retired Russian military commander and current member of the Russian Duma, then says if France begins to “harm openly, fearing nothing,” then it is a recognized party in the conflict.

“There should be no France,” Gurulyov said. “There was France and now there is no France. Would anyone be upset about that?”

He also claimed that Russia has enough ammunition to “to destroy France or Britain.”

Gerashchenko posted another video on Monday pertaining to Macron, in which the French leader says in an interview that Putin told him Ukraine was the real threat.

“When you meet (Putin), he is not unpleasant,” Macron said. “That’s the paradox, you see. I think there is nothing to justify starting a war. He tried to explain that Ukraine threatened him, then through Ukraine the Europeans and Americans threatened Russia’s security.”

“I don’t think that’s true,” Macron continued. “Basically, he launched this war to recover territories and to extend Russia’s perimeter to the empire that once existed.”

Macron traveled to meet U.S. President Joe Biden in late November, which was the first state visit hosted by the Biden administration.

The situation between Russia and Ukraine was part of their reported conversations, which differed due to Macron encouraging more negotiations at that juncture while Biden said Kyiv would make that decision.

In the weeks since, any such negotiations have seemingly fallen apart between both nations. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov offered a starting point for such peace talks, with multiple preconditions required by the Kremlin in return.

Macron spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in December, which Zelensky described as a productive conversation centered around his 10-step “peace formula.”

The pair discussed defense cooperation and energy stability, sharing “synchronized positions,” according to Zelensky.

Macron has previously been rebuffed by NATO allies in Baltic states and Ukrainian officials for his repeated push to bring Russia to the negotiating table.

“We need to prepare what we are ready to do, how we protect our allies and member states, and how to give guarantees to Russia the day it returns to the negotiating table,” Macron said when he visited the U.S.

Newsweek has reached out to the Russian Ministry of Defense and French government for comment.

7 comments

  1. I will ignore the monkey Solovyov’s comments. They are just plain stupid, as usual.

    However…
    “When you meet (Putin), he is not unpleasant,” Macron said. “That’s the paradox, you see. I think there is nothing to justify starting a war. He tried to explain that Ukraine threatened him, then through Ukraine the Europeans and Americans threatened Russia’s security.”

    “I don’t think that’s true,” Macron continued. “Basically, he launched this war to recover territories and to extend Russia’s perimeter to the empire that once existed.”

    Micron will not go down in history as a great statesman. Not even a half-way decent one. A great statesman would never say that Putler is not unpleasant. Margret Thatcher knew it better, even years before the evil gnome murdered most of his opponents and started terrible wars. Micron doesn’t see, hear, or feel the deep-seated wickedness inside this vampire.
    Also, a great statesman would not say, “I don’t think that’s true”. He would say outright the obvious truth; Putin is a despicable liar. And, it’s not only that Putler is “basically” trying to rebuild a dead and rotted empire, but wants to eliminate Ukraine and its identity.

    But, who knows, maybe Solovyov’s vile verbal garbage will wake something up inside Micron’s persona. Sending some tanks and plane would be a good response.

    • So, Micron can respond in two ways to this threat: immediately order a tripling of support for Ukraine, or respond in the traditional French way.
      Latest rumour is that a squadron of Challenger 2 tanks is being prepared by the UK. We can expect more nuclear threats coming our way from Solovyov and putler’s butt boy Medvedev.

  2. The depraved nazi Lavrov last year referred to the existence of “Jewish nazis.” Fantastically it turns out that it was not his usual lying nonsense. There is in fact one Jewish nazi : Solovyov; a Jew by birth who attempts to masquerade his genocidal rants by accusing the victims of nazi RuZZia of being nazis.
    “Always accuse others of what you are doing.” J.Goebbells.
    The chief rabbi must disown this creature.
    Ukraine has every right at the end of putler’s holocaust to demand his head on a stick.

  3. Sounds like UK is only considering 10 Challenger 2 tanks, but we’ll see what they say at a Jan 20th meeting.

    • Things could be so much better for Ukraine if everyone would send only 5% of their leopards.

What is your opinion?