French President Emmanuel Macron refused to visit the Russia expo stand – an honored guest at the Paris Book Salon, which opened on Thursday.
It was expected that the French leader will take part in the grand opening of the stand.
Earlier, the French leader said he was in solidarity with London’s position on the “Skripal case” and in the coming days would report on what measures he would take against Russia.
He also supported a joint statement by the heads of the United States, the Federal Republic of Germany and Great Britain, which stated that the responsibility for poisoning of the former GRU officer and his daughter lies entirely with Moscow.
Commenting on Macron’s statements, the ambassador noted that an immediate reaction will follow only if Paris really goes on aggravating relations with Moscow. “We always traditionally work not with hypotheses, but with concrete facts,” he said.