Vladimir Putin used astrongpopular expression from the times when people spoke spontaneously, freely andliveand were not governed by the rules of so-calledpolitical correctnessduring his joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Referring to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky and his critical attitude towards parts of the peace plan for eastern Ukraine agreed in 2015 in Minsk between Moscow and Kiev, the Russian president said, “Whether you like it or not, honey, you have to bear it. ”

Of course, the well-known right-wing activists were quick to say that his phrase wasincitement to abuse.

Others who understand know that it refers to a childsscoldingand ultimately its a metaphorical expression and they glorified the Russian president.

The president wanted to say that when a state has agreed to take responsibility, it must abide by it,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.