Macron asks the French to prepare to pay “the price of freedom” in a harsh winter

Harsh speech by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, in Bormes les Mimosas, where he commemorated the 78th anniversary of the Allied landing in Provence in August 1944 to liberate France from the Nazis.

Addressing the French, he warned them to prepare for a harsh winter in which the French people “will need the strength of soul to face the times ahead, resist uncertainties and, united, agree to pay the price of our freedom and our values.

In his speech, the French president alluded to the “brutal attack launched by Vladimir Putin in Ukraine on February 24”, which has returned the war “within a few hours of us on European soil”. And he insisted on paying tribute to the “Ukrainian people, who heroically resist the terrible attacks of the Russian Army.”

Also in denouncing, in a clear allusion to the behavior of the Russians, “the ghosts of the spirit of revenge, the flagrant violations of the sovereignty of the States, the intolerable contempt of the peoples and the imperialist will that re-emerge from the past to impose themselves on the daily life of our Europe, our neighbors, our friends”

Macron’s speech in Bormes les Mimosas is the first since he began his vacation at the official residence of Fort Bregançon, in that same region of Provence, on the French Mediterranean coast.

He took advantage of it to talk about some other current French issues, such as the fires or the storms with hurricane-force winds that shook the island of Corsica on Thursday, causing five deaths and dozens of injuries.

Also to remember the 350,000 soldiers who landed in Provence from August 15, 1944, an operation that, unlike the landing in Normandy that began in June of the same year, was mainly directed and dominated by French troops who they were fighting to liberate their country and not for the American and British allies.

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