France will not use nuclear weapons against Russia if it launches a nuclear attack on Ukraine.
This was stated by President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with France 2.
"Our doctrine is based on the fundamental interests of the nation, and they are defined very clearly. If there was a nuclear missile attack on Ukraine, these interests would not be called into question," Macron said.
To the journalist's clarification that this would not lead to a French nuclear response, Macron affirmatively replied: "It is obvious."
"I have always told the French the truth... Russia has nuclear weapons. So does France. Our doctrine on this issue is clear. Deterrence works. The less we say about it, the less we fan the threat and the more we trust. Too many people are talking about it," Macron said.