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“True friend of Russia” Sarkozy is trying to persuade Putin to lift the sanctions

"Истинный друг России" Саркози уговаривает Путина снять санкции
Thursday, June 16, launched the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF-2016), which takes place annually since 1997. This year’s SPIEF, which takes place June 16-18 under the motto “On the threshold of a new economic reality,” called for former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Speaking at the forum he stated that advocates the lifting of sanctions with Russia, as this causes problems for Europe. However, the first step, he believes, should make Russia itself: “The strong must extend a hand first, and most powerful — Russia, that President Putin”. Sarkozy talked about his friendship with Russia, but his understanding of friendship is that Russia should be the first to make concessions, believing that Europe will make reciprocal concessions. He came to bargain with us concessions so he could French voters to say: “Look, I had to cancel the Russian counter-sanctions, and it’s worth nothing that I did it. And you can cancel sanctions against Russia and can not be canceled under some pretext, with reference to the laws of the European Union”. That’s the point of Sarkozy’s visit. It was very hypocritical, it was very unpleasant. Although the words of friendship with Russia was pronounced beautiful. Looks like he really believes that the impression from participation in the organization and support of the Nazi coup in Ukraine, the French Minister of foreign Affairs, long the lies and the aggressiveness of the official French rhetoric can easily be removed with the help of his eloquence and stories about what we have good writers.
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