France can and must act for an immediate de-escalation, in total independence from NATO and from the policy of hysteria and military reinforcement led by Washington in the region, it said in a statement.
The organization made its call in a context of growing tension, in the face of accusations by the United States, with the support of European allies, that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent, which is why new threats of economic sanctions against Moscow are launched on a daily basis. For the PCF, the ongoing security conference in Munich represents an opportunity to advocate for a comprehensive European forum, including Russia, focused on collective peace and security.
“The space would allow negotiating each point of tension in the face of a global solution (…). The security of Europe cannot be guaranteed without the security of Russia,” it stressed.
The French communists expressed concern about the increase in hostility in eastern Ukraine in recent days and condemned the violations of the ceasefire agreed in Minsk.
Since the beginning of the crisis over Ukraine, France has promoted a negotiated solution to the dispute, however, it also repeats the US discourse on an alleged Russian aggression and the threats against Moscow.
President Emmanuel Macron plans to talk this morning by phone with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after doing so yesterday with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.