France’s Macron rejects criticism on arms deliveries to Ukraine


President Emmanuel Macron has rejected criticism from right-wing nationalist leader Marine Le Pen and others that arms deliveries to Ukraine are weakening France’s ability to defend itself against attack.

“That is both false and dangerous,” Macron told the newspaper Le Parisien.

“As commander-in-chief of the armed forces, I can assure you that always, when we supply something, we do so while maintaining our defence capacities for our territory, our critical infrastructure and our citizens,” he added.

Le Pen had said earlier to broadcaster CNEWS that France could not supply weapons to Ukraine for its defence against the Russian invasion at the expense of its own security.__Al Jazeera