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Lavrov accuses France of breaching ‘diplomatic etiquette’ over launch of Macron-Putin name – POLITICO

Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov mentioned that the publication of a name between French chief Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which happened simply 4 days earlier than Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, was a breach of “diplomatic etiquette.”

The decision was printed final week in a documentary “A President, Europe and Battle,” that sheds gentle on Macron’s strategy to diplomacy with Russia. 

Talking at a press convention Wednesday together with his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son, Lavrov mentioned that “diplomatic etiquette doesn’t present for one-sided leaks of [such] recordings.”

“In precept, we negotiate in such a means that we are going to by no means be ashamed. We at all times say what we predict and are able to reply for our phrases and clarify our place,” Lavrov added.

The decision exhibits Macron on the road with Putin in an try and kickstart talks simply days earlier than the invasion of Ukraine.

Following the discharge of the documentary, Russian overseas ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova mentioned over the weekend that Paris violated the confidentiality of the negotiations with Moscow, denouncing {that a} filming crew was current when a confidential dialog happened between the Russian and French leaders.

Macron himself has been on the receiving finish of getting confidential conversations launched publicly. Final 12 months, amid the France-Australia feud over the cancellation of a multibillion greenback Australian order of 12 submarines from a French protection contractor, the French accused Australia of leaking an SMS in an obvious bid to suggest that Macron knew concerning the collapse of the main submarine deal. French officers had repeatedly assured they knew nothing of Australia’s intentions to ditch the contract.

The Elysée didn’t instantly reply to POLITICO’s request for remark.



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