Henri Geno: Paris has made many mistakes in resolving the situation in Ukraine
The French government has made many mistakes in its policy in relation to events in Ukraine and lost too much time before to try to reach agreements to stop the fire, said the people's choice National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) from the largest opposition party, the Union for a popular movement (UMP) Henri Geno.
"We lost too much time. In order to resolve the conflict, it happened immediately to meet with stakeholders as it is during the Georgian conflict did Nicolas Sarkozy. However, this time it took a year, " said Geno in broadcast television channel BFMTV, explaining the peace initiative of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
He agreed that Minsk consensus, If they are fulfilled, is a step in the right direction. But they are only meant to stop open confrontation in the South-East of Ukraine, and questions about future developments remain.
According to Geno, errors in this story have been done long ago: starting with the fact that "the United States has tried to isolate the Russian Federation" and Paris this simply watched. His role was played also talks about the possibility of Ukraine's accession to NATO or the EU accession.
"It is impossible to do with Russia in this way. In addition, Ukraine is a country, which is placed between 2 worlds, half-Russian. If you pull it to one side, you simply tear, and that was, " said the people's choice.
"If We continue with the sanctions of provocation, it increases the chance of bringing to a resumption of the cold war," He said.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.