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French support for Ukraine questioned with Macron's proposal for new European 'political community'

Mr Macron's proposal does not offer Ukraine the only objective it seeks: an eventual full and equal membership in the EU. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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LONDON - While United States intelligence services are warning that the war in Ukraine may last for months, if not years, French President Emmanuel Macron is already turning his attention to what Europe should do once the guns fall silent and once Ukraine has to be anchored in fresh security arrangements.

In a wide-ranging speech to the European Parliament earlier this week, Mr Macron proposed the creation of a new "European political community" for Ukraine and other countries - such as Georgia or Moldova - wishing to escape from Russian political and military pressure.

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