OREANDA-NEWS  French President Emmanuel Macron said that the EU is not at war with Russia, but wants "the peace that Ukraine chooses."

"We are not at war with Russia and the Russian people. But we want peace, a peace that Ukraine will choose on its own terms," Macron said during a speech to young people in Dresden. The broadcast was carried out on the official account of the Elysee Palace on the social network X.

The French president also reiterated that "the future and security of the EU" are at stake in the conflict in Ukraine. At the same time, Macron admitted that the European Union "will not change its geography," and Russia will remain its neighbor "tomorrow and the day after tomorrow." In this regard, the EU needs to take care of the general concept of security, which it previously "delegated to its allies," the French leader believes.

"We need to take care of our own safety, to understand where the threat will come from. We need to build a new concept of common security, determine what opportunities we have and what joint projects we need," the president said.

Macron began a three-day official visit to Germany on Sunday. On Tuesday, he will meet with Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Franco-German Council of Ministers.