Macron urged Europe to improve relations with Russia and Turkey

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Macron urged Europe to improve relations with Russia and Turkey

The European Union should strive to improve relations with Russia and Turkey. This call was made by French President Emmanuel Macron, he is quoted by TASS.

In his opinion, Western countries should not abandon the dialogue with Moscow and Ankara, but they need to firmly mark their “red lines”: insist on respect for the sovereignty and interests of the EU countries. “The European Union should strive to conduct an effective strategic dialogue, taking into account the authoritarian abuses of these states,” Macron said.

Speaking about Russia, the French leader focused on the incident with the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. According to him, Paris decided to transfer all information on the situation with the Russian to the OPCW.

Navalny became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. In the first two days, doctors from the Omsk hospital helped him. They also introduced him to an artificial coma. On August 22, the patient was sent to a clinic in Berlin.

On September 2, the German government announced that military toxicologists had found traces of a substance from the Novichok group in Navalny's body, and called on the Russian government to respond to this information. Russian doctors noted that they had not identified any poisons. In September, Navalny was brought out of a coma and discharged. Rehabilitation will take several weeks, after which he plans to return to Russia.

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