'Putin's Paradox': Macron on Russian Pres; Contradicts Ukraine's 'verge of victory' claim
The Russian president receives stunning praise from his French counterpart. "Vladimir Putin is not an unpleasant man," says Emmanuel Macron. The French President claimed during a TV programme that "Putin's goal of restoring the Russian empire is the root cause of the war in Ukraine." Macron also warned about giving in to the misconception that the Russian troops were somehow on the verge of defeat in Ukraine. This is not the first time the French President has raised eyebrows over his position on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Watch this report for full information.