DIRECT. Emmanuel Macron on the 8 p.m. news: situation in Gaza, aid to Ukraine… follow the President’s intervention

DIRECT. Emmanuel Macron on the 8 p.m. news: situation in Gaza, aid to Ukraine… follow the President’s intervention

Emmanuel Macron during his speech on the 8 p.m. news on TF1 and France 2. Capture TF1

This Thursday, June 6, 2024, the Head of State will speak on the 20-hour news on TF1 and France 2. This interview takes place in the middle of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Landing and with three days of the European elections.


Emmanuel Macron will be present on the 8 p.m. news on TF1 and France 2. He will answer questions from Gilles Bouleau (TF1) and Anne-Sophie Lapix (France 2) from Caen (Calvados). Emmanuel Macron justifies his criticized speech just a few days before the European elections. The head of state explains why Vladimir Putin was not invited to the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. He adds the importance of not giving in to "the law of the strongest". Emmanuel Macron announces the transfer of combat aircraft, Mirage 2000-5, to Ukraine, with training for pilots starting this summer. The President of the Republic discusses the arrest of a man today in Russia. He specifies that he did not work for France. Emmanuel Macron returns to the situation in Gaza: he has no news of the two French hostages held by Hamas since October 7, the recognition of a Palestinian state will allow security in the region, he also calls for a ceasefire as soon as possible. 8:43 p.m.

A European abstention

“I see the levels of abstention throughout Europe, but also in France I call on our compatriots to go and vote on June 9. Not going to vote is leaving the future behind. our continent to others. We see the rise of the extreme right everywhere in Europe”, alert and alarm Emmanuel Macron

8:39 p.m.

A Palestinian State

“The France will recognize the State of Palestine when this is the element which will allow peace and security for all in the region”, underlined Emmanuel Macron.

8:38 p.m.

French hostages

Emmanuel Macron says he has no news of the last two French hostages held by Hamas since October 7.

8:34 p.m.

“As soon as possible”

The President of the Republic is questioned on the situation in Gaza. “We strongly support this initiative (of a ceasefire in Gaza) and we have been calling for it since October. France's position is clear: implacable condemnation of the attacks of October 7, release of the hostages, respect for international humanitarian law and moving towards a two-state solution” , declared the President.

8:32 p.m.

Frenchman arrested in Russia

Emmanuel Macron discusses the arrest of a man, a French national, in Russia. “One of our compatriots was arrested in Russia. He works for a Swiss NGO, which carries out diplomacy and discussion work. In no case was he someone who worked for the France”, said Emmanuel Macron.

8:29 p.m.

Allied weapons strikes in Russia

“The limit is set by what the Russians do. We have never been into escalation. It was not us who attacked Ukraine”, he explains.

8:22 p.m.

Aid to Ukraine becomes clearer

“Tomorrow we will launch new cooperation and announce the transfer of Mirage-2000, which will allow Ukraine to protect its skies. We will train Ukrainian pilots this summer. It normally takes five to six months. Ukrainian pilots will be trained in France. Our wish is also to form a brigade. We propose to train 4,500 Ukrainian soldiers, to equip and train them”, Emmanuel Macron has just announced.

8:20 p.m.

“Avoiding the law of the strongest”

Since February 2022, aid to Ukraine has become valuable to Volodymyr Zelensky. “Helping Ukraine to resist means avoiding the law of the strongest. Peace cannot be the capitulation of Ukraine. Peace must arrive through negotiation “, said Emmanuel Macron.

8:17 p.m.

Putin absent from D-Day

Emmanuel Macron explains why the president Russian, Vladimir Putin, was not present on June 6, 2024, a “moment of history” according to Macron. “He tramples on international law”, assured the Head of State.

8:16 p.m.

Macron justifies himself

The President of the Republic is directly questioned about his criticized speech, just three days away European elections. “Speaking during the European elections is essential for the life of the nation. It is also my role”, declared Emmanuel Macron.

8:12 p.m.

The interview begins

The head of the The State begins its speech.

8:03 p.m.

Monitored comments

The audiovisual police recalled on Tuesday that “all or part of the remarks made during this interview may be taken into account” in the speaking time of the list of the presidential camp and the other lists must benefit in return from “equitable access” to the broadcasts.

7:58 p.m.

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