“Russia has started a new kind of hybrid world war. It decided that information, energy, and food were military instruments”
French President Emmanuel Macron, on a visit to Benin on July 27, 2022, branded Russia “one of the last imperial colonial powers” for its invasion of Ukraine.
“Russia launched an offensive against Ukraine. It’s a territorial war, the likes of which we thought had disappeared from European soil,” said Maron.
“It’s a war from the early 20th, even the 19th century,” Macron said on the second leg of a trip to Africa to reset France’s relations with the continent, where many nations are former French colonies, France 24 reports.
“I speak on a continent that has suffered colonial imperialism,” Macron added.
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