Macron refuses to join Biden in anti-Russia "genocide" claim
France's President declines to use the term "genocide" in reference to Russia's war in Ukraine.
France's President Emmanuel Macron declined to label Russia's actions in Ukraine as a "genocide" in an interview with French TV channel France 2.
In the interview on Wednesday, Macron said verbal attacks would not help further peace in Ukraine.
Although Americans have been feeling the heat of the soaring gas prices before anything happened on February 24, Biden redirected attention away from his incompetence to attribute the gas price increase to the "dictator" Putin, accusing him of committing a "genocide half a world away."
“Your family budget, your ability to fill up your tank, none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide half a world away,” Biden said.
Macron declined to join his US counterpart in describing Russia's actions as a genocide. When asked about the characterization, he said he would "be careful with such terms" and that the peoples of Ukraine and Russia were "brothers."
However, he did say that the continued violence in Ukraine was "madness" and that he believed that there were war crimes being "committed by the Russian army" in Ukraine and that the perpetrators should be held accountable.
Ukraine published footage it claimed showed evidence of crimes committed by the Russian armed forces in Bucha, a town in Kiev, and the Russian Ministry of Defense said they were yet another provocation.
Russia has been pushing for the UN Security Council to meet on the Bucha crime it is attributing to Ukraine, and the UK moved to block Moscow from taking the stand against Kiev.