French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said Crimea must once again be recognized as part of Ukraine for there to be “lasting peace” in the region.

Macron made the comment while discussing Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine during an interview with French television channels TF1 and France 2.

The French leader garnered international headlines last month after he said that he could not rule out Western soldiers eventually being sent into Ukraine. Macron backtracked somewhat on the position a few days later, but has since said that the topic of Western boots on the ground shouldn’t be off-limits.

Russia was quick to condemn Macron’s original statement regarding Western soldiers becoming directly involved in the war, with Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov saying such a move would result in the “inevitability” of a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia.

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