French President Emmanuel Macron criticized President Biden’s comments warning of “Armageddon” as Russia invokes the potential for using nuclear weapons.
Biden made the comments during a speech to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday night, stating that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t joking when it comes to using weapons of mass destruction.
“[Putin was] not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons,” Biden said. “We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.”
Responding to Biden’s comments while at the European Union summit in Prague on Friday, Macron said that “We must speak with prudence when commenting on such matters.”
Macron said resolving the war in Ukraine needed to include “deescalation” and a “solution that is acceptable to the leaders of and the people of Ukraine,” according to France 24.
During a speech in September amid the country’s war against Ukraine, Putin warned NATO countries about the capabilities Russia has.
“I want to remind you that our country also has various means of destruction, and for separate components and more modern than those of NATO countries, ” Putin said. “And when the territorial integrity of our country is threatened, to protect Russia and our people, we will certainly use all the means at our disposal.”
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