European and French diplomacy made in the Ukrainian question error, which would have had the opportunity to defend themselves, says former Ambassador of France in Russia Jean de Gliniasty, quoted by French printed edition.
"It was not difficult. You should have given Sevastopol Russia and guarantee the status of the Russian language in Crimea ", - said Gliniasty.
according to his statement, the official return of Sevastopol to Russia could happen at the very latest by the end of the lease term the base of the Russian black sea fleet in Crimea, which according to the calculations was required to expire in 2042.
"These projects could be constructed at a time when Moscow began to protest against the signing of the Treaty on the unity of the EU with Ukraine, but was prevented by ignorance of the history from the European Union and most of the action of the USA," believes Gliniasty.
"We were in the hands of the U.S.," he adds with regret.
in sporadic violations of the ceasefire regime in the Donbas Gliniasty also sees the hand of the US capital. In his vision, Ukraine in the end may be one of the favorite sites of American diplomacy to block the actions of Russia in the post-Soviet space.
As for Crimea, Gliniasty sure he never belonged to Ukraine." Crimea has always been Russian, " - emphasizes the former Ambassador.
Jean de Gliniasty worked as Ambassador of France to the Russian Federation from may 2009 to October 2013.