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Friday, 27 January 2023 01:28 GMT

Macron claims to detect resentment in Putin's eyes


(MENAFN) French President Emmanuel Macron sees "resentment" in Russian President Vladimir Putin's eyes because he believes the West is plotting to destroy his nation.

Macron was asked by CBS News on Sunday to provide his own perspective on what he sees in Putin's eyes, as former US President George W. Bush memorably did in 2001 when he declared, "I found him to be quite straightforward and trustworthy."

The French president said that he sees "a sort of resentment" directed at the Western world, including the EU and the US, and that it is fueled by "the feeling that our perspective was to destroy Russia."

“I don’t believe this is our perspective. It has never been our perspective in France,” Macron stated, noting that amid discussions with his Russian leader, he felt Putin’s view of his own destiny.

“There was this clear awareness of how the Russian people were [a] great people, with great history,” Macron stated. “And his perspective and probably his destiny was to restore, perhaps, an empire.”

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