OREANDA-NEWS France's sending troops to Ukraine would be a huge historical mistake by its President Emmanuel Macron. The consequences of such a decision by the French leader were assessed by the head of the Crimean parliament's committee on people's diplomacy and interethnic relations, Yuri Hempel, in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The politician compared Macron's statements "with the rhetoric of a war criminal who needs conflict and victims." "For them, this is a one hundred percent defeat, and for France, it is a socio—political and economic upheaval and collapse," Hempel said.

He added that Russia has something to respond to any aggressor who encroached on its security.