The presidential candidate of France stated that the relations with Russia − a strategic issue for Europe’s future.
Former Prime Minister of France, presidential candidate of the country Francois Fillon in an interview with the Monde newspaper called irresponsible statements of politicians, who wanted the entry of Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, reports RIA Novosti.
“Is it always the West was reliable? Not introduced if ever misled by Russia for Libya, in Kosovo, for economic partnership with the EU? Russia has a lot of responsibility, but not her. I will remind you about the irresponsible statements of those who wanted the entry of Georgia and Ukraine in NATO,” said Fillon.
He also added that “you just need to admit Ukraine and Georgia is not intended for entry into the EU and NATO.” Fillon said that relations with Russia − a strategic issue for Europe’s future, and these relations should be restored .
“This is a country without democratic traditions, which has nuclear weapons. You have two options: either we are trying to reach agreement with Russia, or we who oppose it. Who might want a conflict with Russia?” − the former Prime Minister said.
“Why did we need to deploy missile defenses near the Russian border? We made a lot of mistakes. I solemnly celebrate the Russian roll. And if we can bring Russia back to a more reasonable position? I don’t know, but it is imperative to try it,” said Fillon.
He believes that it is necessary to create a European defense Alliance, because “U.S. policy is that control of NATO, is not a solution against Islamic totalitarianism.”
“The US has made mistakes in the middle East. They are partially responsible for the situation there. Trump or no trump, and Europe must build its own defense,” − said the politician.
Fillon said that he wanted Union with Germany in this matter. Earlier the candidate in presidents of France marine Le Pen said that recognize Crimea as Russian territory in case of victory in the elections.