Emmanuel Macron tried to keep his cool during a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The two leaders discuss the movement of Russian troops inside Ukraine after Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation”. As he realises the conflict has expanded from the Donbas region to the whole of Ukraine, a concerned Emmanuel Macron understands Ukraine is in the midst of a “total war”.
In a phone call with President Zelensky, the French President asked: “So, does that mean that they sent special forces everywhere in Kyiv?”
President Zelensky answered: “Everywhere.
“In Kyiv, in Odesa, and from Belarus. So, we fight everywhere on our territory. There are troops everywhere,” President Zelensky continued.
“We couldn’t imagine it – that’s not been seen like it was in 2014”, Zelensky said, as Russian troops have moved beyond the eastern Donbas region.