Polish President Andrzej Duda has launched a recent assault in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying in an interview this week that telephone calls with him are like chatting with Adolf Hitler.
Duda made the comment late Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron – who has saved up a dialogue with Putin in the course of the Ukraine conflict – mentioned over the weekend that “we should not humiliate Russia in order that the day when the combating stops we are able to construct an exit ramp by way of diplomatic means,” based on Reuters.
“Did anybody converse like this with Adolf Hitler throughout World Warfare Two?” Duda reportedly advised the German newspaper Bild. “Did anybody say that Adolf Hitler should save face? That we should always proceed in such a manner that it isn’t humiliating for Adolf Hitler? I’ve not heard such voices.”
Macron, in the meantime, mentioned he’s “satisfied that it’s France’s function to be a mediating energy” in ending the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which started on Feb. 24 and has lasted 106 days.
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“I feel, and I advised him, that he’s making a historic and elementary mistake for his folks, for himself and for historical past,” Reuters has quoted Macron as saying.
In a single telephone name he held with Putin on Could 28, Macron urged the Russian chief to launch Ukrainian fighters captured on the Azovstal metal manufacturing unit in Mariupol and to talk instantly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, his workplace mentioned.
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However Russian state media on Wednesday claimed a few of these fighters have been transferred to Russia “for an investigation there,” with at the least 100 being held in Moscow.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz can be among the many high-profile European leaders to have telephone conversations with Putin.