The French authorities are obliged to propose the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as both States fight together against one enemy - " Islamic country ", said the former Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon.
"May we fight side by side with the Russians, imposing on them parallel to the European punishment? The answer is obvious - No. For this reason, France must take on its own shoulders the responsibility and at the next EU summit to propose to put an end to these sanctions. Or, the less to stop at some time of their action, " said Fillon, speaking in the National Assembly (lower house), which on Wednesday will vote for the renewal of operations in the Syrian Arab Republic.
according to his statement, the opposing political force supports the request of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande to make a single, broad coalition to combat terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG), but " doing it in anger, because too much time was lost due to the shortsightedness of the authorities ".
"I didn't have to wait for terrorist acts on 13 November, to admit that Russia must be integrated in an international coalition. But No, instead we decided to use forceful measures. Entered against Russia punishment, was suspended from the G8, cancelled the contract for production and delivery of " Mistral ". Yes, the Ukrainian crisis exists, But we have not noticed the main danger, " said the former Prime Minister.
He drew the attention that due to the lack of discernment of the authorities of France at some point was left out of international politics." Without us, citizens of Russia and the Americans began direct conversations this summer, Without us they launched last month, the Vienna diplomatic process to which we are connected, " said Fillon.
"The impasse in which we find ourselves is the result of the mistakes of the French diplomacy. The theme "neither Assad nor ISIS" is a mistake. No, we do not condone the Syrian leader. But if we participate in war and we need to protect the French from retaliation, we cannot increase the number of our enemies, nor to neglect potential allies ", - He said.
Speaking of a broad coalition, He agreed that different countries have the opportunity to be in different positions and approaches, but I must agree, in spite of it." Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, Stalin - they had very little in common, But (they) did everything to together to eradicate Nazism, " he stressed Fillon.