The leader of the Association "France-Russia" (France-Russie) Andre Shankly told in a conversation about how in France you see the Ukrainian crisis and where there is motivation to help the residents of Donbas. Shankly said that France does not have a clear understanding of what is happening in Ukraine.
"From the beginning, in the statements about the participation of Russia in the conflict in the Donbas was hypocrisy. All This is very difficult - Ukraine is historically related to the country [Russia - approx. Ed.]. Today we are witnessing unrest, provoked by NATO and Washington. This is for anybody not a secret, " said Shankly.
He said that if Russia wanted to " take matters into their own hands ", that Russian troops would already be in Kiev." And the strength of the Russian army is known to everyone, " said Shankly in interview to the edition.
According to the head of the Association, accusations that Russia is fuelling the conflict in Eastern Ukraine are groundless." Saying that Putin is behind all, just want to ask - tell, the Maidan Is his creation? I don't understand what interest has the opportunity to be in Russia to play into the hands of the government, which is controlled by Washington, " He said.
Andre Shankly is the leader of the Association "France - Donbass" that collect funds to support the residents of Eastern Ukraine. The Association maintains active cooperation With similar organizations in Germany, great Britain, Spain, Italy and Belgium.