Macron says he has no doubt Russia will target Paris Olympics

    WORLD  04 April 2024 - 18:07

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on April 4 that he had no doubt Russia would malevolently target the Paris Olympics this summer.

    "I have no doubt whatsoever, including in terms of information," Macron said in response to a reporter's question about whether he thought that Russia would try to target the Olympics, according to Reuters.

    Macron's comments, delivered at an event in Paris to inaugurate the new Olympic Aquatic Centre, represent his most explicit acknowledgement to date of foreign threats to the security or smooth running of the games.

    The Games will take place amid a complex global backdrop, with Russia's war in Ukraine and Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza complicating efforts to safeguard the Olympics.

    Macron has, in past months, adopted a tougher stance against Russia, vowing that Moscow must be defeated, and has not ruled out that European troops may one day go to Ukraine, although he has made clear that France has no intention of instigating hostilities against Russia.

    His government has also adopted a tougher line against alleged Russian disinformation efforts across Europe.

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