- Macron’s Outreach to Russia Part of His De Gaulle-Like Plan to Free France & EU Partners from Status as Vassals of Washington
by Glenn Diesen, https://www.rt.com/
Russia and France have different objectives, yet both recognise the need to push back against Turkey’s expansionism, the intrusive influence of the US, and the zero-sum security architecture in Europe, which threatens stability.
Emmanuel Macron has called on the European Union to reconsider policies towards Russia and improve relations. The French President’s move deserves a favourable response as rapprochement is sadly now a politically bold move in the Euro-Atlantic community.
France has also requested a role in establishing lasting peace in Nagorno-Karabakh. Paris approved of Turkey’s collaboration with radical militant groups in Syria, although now objects as Ankara exports the same fighters to Libya and the South Caucasus. Paris has traditionally depicted all anti-Russian Chechens as freedom fighters, albeit it now calls for greater anti-terrorism cooperation with Moscow.