The Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called French President Emmanuel Macron's approach to assess Russia's development options as "thoughtful," reports RIA Novosti news agency. According to Peskov, the options proposed by Macron "favorably differ" from the superficial Russophobic and apocalyptic scenarios that are often discussed between different "experts."
Peskov also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin favors Macron's approach and "highly appreciates" their contacts.
In conclusion, Peskov added that Russia will continue to progress according to the scenario chosen by President Putin. According to Peskov, this scenario has all the elements mentioned earlier by Macron, including Russia's openness to cooperation with Europe, Asia, and Africa, and Russia's focus on good and mutually beneficial relations.
Earlier, French President Macron said in an interview with The Economist that Russia can restore the status of a superpower, relying only on its forces, move to the Eurasian model or find a new balanced scheme of relations with Europe.