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Macron blasts Russia for its Ukraine “invasion”. Calls on Russia to move away from China (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss French President  Emmanuel Macron’s EU PACE speech which blasted Russia, and its “invasion” of Ukraine.

Macron warned Russia that one of the possible consequences of its past actions would be withdrawal from the Council of Europe.

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Via TASS News Agency…

French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) contained a number of old cliches about Russia, head of the Russian delegation Pyotr Tolstoy said in comments.

“Unfortunately, what he said about Russia is a repetition of old cliches in relation to our country and the situation in Ukraine,” he stressed responding to a question from TASS. In Tolstoy’s view, “that speech proves just one thing: Russia needs to develop its own behavior pattern rather than try to toe the line of some European notions of what is good and what is bad.”

Tolstoy noted that Macron “spoke about [Oleg] Sentsov [released in the latest Russian-Ukrainian prisoner swap] and said nothing about [Kirill] Vyshinsky [Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti Ukraine, also released in that prisoner exchange], accused Russia of all mortal sins and did not take reality into account in any way.” “He even did not mention the fact that Russia is a guarantor nation of the Minsk agreements (along with France and Germany),” he added.

In his speech at PACE, Macron, the head of state that currently presides over the Council of Europe, said that “quelling protests in Russia called into question the legitimacy of the actions that France shares and on which it had voiced its opinion.” He also mentioned Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine, adding that one of the possible consequences of such a step would be withdrawal from the Council of Europe. However, in that case, Russians would have no chance of taking their cases to the ECHR, the French president pointed out. He also noted that the most effective way of resolving the Ukrainian crisis would be to adhere to the Minsk agreements.i

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Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
October 3, 2019

Here is an article that looks at Washington’s lie about Crimea and its referendum that the entire anti-Russia narrative was built on:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/washingtons-duplicitous-approach-to.html

It would appear that the Obama Administration very clearly understood that the people of Crimea wanted to separate from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation and that the results of the March 2014 referendum were valid.

Rogues R US
Rogues R US
Reply to  Sally Snyder
October 3, 2019

In American foreign affairs, you start with the premise that everything’s a lie and then try to find evidence of something that’s true.

Freedom Fried
Freedom Fried
October 3, 2019

Macron is as daft as that Gilbert and Sullivan character ruling Canada.

Just another French surrender monkey to the Nazis, this time in Ukraine.

Skippy
Skippy
Reply to  Freedom Fried
October 3, 2019

Macron is too much of a pipsqueak to be doing any push-pull exercises.

DannyC
DannyC
October 3, 2019

Stupidity like this is why Russia doesn’t want any part of the EU

ruca
ruca
October 3, 2019

Apparently he doesn’t realize that he is impotent.

Surrender Monkey
Surrender Monkey
Reply to  ruca
October 4, 2019

Impotent at getting Ukraine to comply with Minsk II, hence the old switcheroo.

General Hospital
General Hospital
Reply to  Surrender Monkey
October 4, 2019

Like most abortions, Ukraine is to be treated with latex gloves.

SteveK9
SteveK9
October 3, 2019

Russia is a European country. It is not an Asian country. But what can they do if the Europeans are vassals of the US, and for various reasons the US wants Russia to be an enemy. They have to look for friends where they can find them.

David Robertson
David Robertson
Reply to  SteveK9
October 4, 2019

Tsar Nicholas II was a Francophile and Russia had a friendly relationship with France for a long time, importing aspects of European culture into Russia. However Russia is neither geographically nor demographically an integral part of Europe. It would be more accurate to view this gigantic and complex country, the largest on Earth, as a bridge between Europe and Asia, having a multilingual and multicultural heritage that draws on both. It is therefore unique and properly described as being Eurasian and at the centre of the Eurasian Union. This is why they have, inevitably and quite naturally, turned away from… Read more »

pogohere
pogohere
Reply to  SteveK9
October 4, 2019

“Russia is a European country. ” See: “Russia’s Geoeconomic Strategy for a Greater Eurasia (Rethinking Asia and International Relations)” Glenn Diesen (Author) published 2018 “Moscow’s ‘Greater Europe’ ambition of the previous decades produced a failed Western-centric foreign policy culminating in excessive dependence on the West. Instead of constructing Gorbachev’s ‘Common European Home’, the ‘leaning-to-one-side’ approach deprived Russia of the market value and leverage needed to negotiate a more favourable and inclusive Europe. Eurasian integration offers Russia the opportunity to address this ‘overreliance’ on the West by using the Russia’s position as a Eurasian state to advance its influence in Europe.”… Read more »

Inconvenient Truths
Inconvenient Truths
Reply to  pogohere
October 4, 2019

Russia is fundamentally fine with the EU. It’s an encroaching NATO under US command that irks it, and rightly so. It’s in Russia’s DNA to be rightly suspicious of it and it’s proven itself to be exactly what Russia’s been wary of from day one.

George Kenney was right on the money.

Tim McDonnell
Reply to  SteveK9
October 4, 2019

The Russian Federation west of the Ural mountains is in Europe while the Russian Federation east of the Ural mountains is in Asia so Russia has a foot in both camps. In my opinion – not a bad place to be really!.

AM Hants
Reply to  SteveK9
October 4, 2019

Part of Russia is in Europe and the other part of the 11 time zone nation is in Asia. Personally, Russia is Russia, Europe gives Russia a hard time, so why not align with their Asian relatives, who treat them with respect?

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  SteveK9
October 10, 2019

Russia is most emphatically NOT a European country! Russia covers 17,100,000 square kilometres. Of this vast area, only 3,960,000 square kilometres are in Europe and the rest (13,140,000) are in Asia. This means that Russia, a transcontinental country, is predominantly in Asia.

AM Hants
October 4, 2019

Maccron, who was not President of France when Minsk II Agreement was signed. So he seems to be seriously ignorant of what went on in Ukraine. Even the OSCE and the Kiev Head of Defence, some General, at the time, have stated that Russian troops were not in Ukraine. Unlike NATO Forces, in the non-NATO nation.

What has made me laugh, is Maccron mentioning Russian protests, which have been staged by the West. Whilst forgetting the ‘Yellow Vest’ riots in France and how many have been k*lled in those protests, which the MSM ignore?

Inconvenient Truths
Inconvenient Truths
Reply to  AM Hants
October 4, 2019

These leaders are all too often fed distorted versions of history by a security cabal that, by its very nature, is populated with personnel that sought entry and were specifically recruited for their suspicious and all too often quasi-paranoid views of the world to begin with. It’s supposed to be the other way around, that elected leaders be wise enough to see beyond such people’s hard-wired mental states and act accordingly, instead of being led by them into disaster. Case in point: JFK overriding military and CIA urging to mount a full-fledged invasion of Cuba during the ’64 missile crisis.… Read more »

Inconvenient Truths
Inconvenient Truths
Reply to  AM Hants
October 4, 2019

No, those were legitimate protests in Russia, of course supported, egged-on and exploited by the West and their own internal so-called ‘westernizers’, but still grass-roots in large part. No doubt there was Western ‘coordination’ with provocateurs, as at Maidan (can fascist provocateurs in this case really be ‘westernizers’?), Hong Kong and pretty much everywhere else it suits the West but as far as Russia goes, I suspect that they might as well be chiseling at a stone wall with a plastic spoon. But Macron’s hypocrisy re: yellow vests is a point well-taken, if not overly obvious to much of the… Read more »

Verbal French Diarrhea
Verbal French Diarrhea
October 4, 2019

Macron: “quelling protests in Russia called into question the legitimacy of the actions that France shares.”

After a year of yellow vest protests, this clown can’t be serious.

“Macron also noted that the most effective way of resolving the Ukrainian crisis would be to adhere to the Minsk agreements.”

And he’s directing this at Russia, not Ukraine? I stand corrected. Clown squared.

Huh?
Huh?
Reply to  Verbal French Diarrhea
October 5, 2019

Is that a freudian slip? Macron is questioning the legitimacy of quelling protests that France shares? Wouldn’t Russia need to deploy golf ball sized hard rubber bullets and concussion grenades to be in France’s company? BTW: I wonder what he’d do if the yellow vests started beating passersby and police or setting fire to government offices and hanging white power banners, or American and British flags from them, as the national case may be.

ELMIR
October 4, 2019

many thanks for your informative website As a Paris based researcher in International relations, I’m a regular reader of your articles When this stooge of big capital is a Rothschild’s offspring, committed to achieve the dismantlement of what had been conquered by the struggle of the working class since 1936 and in particular since the liberation in 1945 thanks to the French Communist party, which played key role in the resistance against Nazism et represented the third of French voters in 1946. American landing in Normandy in 1944 and De Gaulle’s parade on the Champs Elysées were a piece of… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  ELMIR
October 4, 2019

An excellent reply, and very necessary too. Thank you.

Jack_Garbo
Jack_Garbo
October 4, 2019

The Poodle is barking at the Bear to incite the Chickens. Has Macron looked at a map? Quiet, small puppy, know your place.

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