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Macron loses his political face, without really finding him

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On Monday, at a joint press conference with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, French President Emmanuel Macron called Russia an aggressor. “The aggression comes from Russia, that is, the aggressor is not Ukraine,” Interfax quotes Macron. “We also recognize that the annexation of Crimea is illegal, which means that we all know who started the war and who created this situation, and in what situation we are.”




It is difficult for the West to recognize the civil war in the Donbas

In the rhetoric of the leaders of the Norman four is a new word. Previously, independent experts were dominated by the opinion that the heads of the guarantor countries of the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine possess genuine information from their special services and, despite the dissimilar public stance, know and understand the real state of things. President Macron has been accessing the intelligence community of France for six weeks. There was time to study the situation.

It is all the more surprising that the head of one of the leading countries of the world, who has a special status in the UN Security Council and in the international system of military relations, spoke in the voice of the Ukrainian president, who is not trusted by world leaders. However, it's not just that.

Assessment of the conflict in the Donbas has always been a weak point of the “Norman format”. The leaders of Germany and France avoided direct assessments, such as, for example, recognition of the military coup in Ukraine, which would put them in a rather ambiguous position. Because it was the German and French foreign ministers who, with their intervention in the events in Ukraine, initiated the dramatic conflict in the east of this country.

Among other things, in Berlin and Paris, they could not call a civil war in the Donbas. Such recognition in accordance with international law would limit the political and financial support of the new Kiev authorities. The West was not at all ready for such a turn of events.

On the other hand, for all their Russophobia, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande did not try to impose responsibility on Russia for the war in the Donbas. Since this would completely destroy the fragile construction of the Minsk agreements. After all, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who not only initiated the adoption of this document, but became the guarantor of its execution. Moreover, at the initiative of the Russian Federation, the UN Security Council by its resolution gave the Minsk agreements the status of an international legally binding document.

Meanwhile, the vagueness of the assessments of the conflict in the east of Ukraine gave the president Petro Poroshenko the opportunity to interpret the Minsk agreements freely. Kyiv opened a perspective for a broad political maneuver, up to the demonstrative non-execution of the agreements reached. The world has seen it. Little by little, dissatisfaction with the behavior of the Ukrainian authorities began to accumulate.

Sometimes it broke through in unexpected ways. In early June, for example, at the party congress of the Christian Democratic Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel first called the conflict in Donbas a civil war. "In eastern Ukraine, there is a civil war with the support of Russia," the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper quoted Merkel as saying at the CDU congress. A new assessment of the conflict spread almost all the leading media in Germany.

In Kiev, despite the fact that the German Chancellor did not do without her usual criticism of Russia, the new assessment of the events in Eastern Ukraine caused a shock. Recognition of the conflict in the Donbas civil war threatened to stop lending to Ukraine by the International Monetary Fund and European financial institutions. Plus, the authorities in Kiev became open to accusations of crimes against their people.

How Macron in Paris was sucking Poroshenko

Thus, the recognized defender of Petro Poroshenko Merkel, willingly or not willingly, created quite serious problems for the Ukrainian president. As is customary lately, help came to Kiev from overseas. In mid-June, at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the United States was not satisfied with the progress and implementation of the Minsk agreements and was deeply concerned about the escalation and violence in Donbass.

Tillerson expressed readiness to support a different format for resolving the Ukrainian crisis, except for the “Minsk” one, if such is developed. This is how TASS reported it: “It’s very possible,” the Secretary of State shared with the congressmen her vision of getting out of the conflict in Donbas, “that the Ukrainian government and the Russian government can come to a satisfactory settlement through some kind of structure that differs from Minsk, but goals set in the "Minsk".

Behind this rhetoric of Tillerson, the desire of Americans to represent the war in the Donbas in the form of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict is clearly visible. Along the way, blaming Russia for the breakdown of the Minsk agreements. During the photographing of the American and Ukrainian presidents advertised in Kiev, this topic was not developed. Donald Trump limited himself to the words of support of Ukraine, and only.

The main party was to be performed by the new French president. Petro Poroshenko went to him soon after his trip to Washington. All that sounded in Paris was not only a pathetic copy of the Minsk agreements (three points from this document Emmanuel Macron presented as his proposals for resolving the conflict), but, in fact, distorted the meaning of the events in the Donbas. According to the unfair version of Macron, now the civil war in the east of Ukraine seems like a conflict between Moscow and Kiev. Russia in it assigned the ungrateful role of the aggressor.

In fact, this verbal balancing act brings only excessive nervousness and uncertainty in understanding the essence of the conflict and does not bring the parties one step closer to peace. The path to it is the same - through direct and responsible negotiations of the authorities in Kiev with the leaders of the unrecognized republics. This conclusion has long been reached by the expert community. It also acknowledged that President Poroshenko was not ready for direct talks with the Donbas.

The Paris revision of “Minsk”, perhaps, serves only one thing - the satisfaction of the political ambitions of Emmanuel Macron. But there was a slip. To understand it, you need to remember the events of the last time. Immediately after the inauguration, Macron dashed beyond the borders of France, demonstrating to everyone the determination, daring, and vision of new plans and prospects.
In Berlin, at Merkel, he drew the future of Europe, to which the entire Old World should strive, and proposed his own strategy of “regulated openness” for foreign trade. The liberal economist, and now the whole president of France, considered it expedient to introduce a certain level of protectionism in relation to external partners of the European Union. And in the union itself - to rein in active Eastern Europeans.

The Bundeskanzlerin with the French guest quietly agreed, but prudently pulled away from his avant-garde projects, having besieged the guest with a short phrase - “let's live, see!” do not give it up in assertiveness. The French then wrote a lot and with pleasure about it, as something extraordinarily important, almost epochal.

Later, Emmanuel Macron met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At this meeting, the French president also climbed out of his skin, to show that he is a ready-made world-class politician and you can conduct responsible negotiations with him. True, at the final press conference Macron broke down, attacked journalists and, in part, to a Moscow guest.

Be that as it may, Emmanuel Macron made a bid for his role in world and European politics and, in general, did not fail. What can not be said about his meeting with Petro Poroshenko, at which the Frenchman spoke from someone else’s voice, reflecting the point of view not of the Norman leaders, but of the Ukrainian president, who even in Kiev is considered by many to be entirely dependent on American curators.

Having gone on about the president Poroshenko, Emmanuel Macron made a gross political mistake. It does not explain the growing pains of a young ambitious politician. This is evident - the obvious lack of independence of the new French president, his obvious dependence on the leading Western players. To prove the opposite, Macron now has to start all over again. And not the fact that he will succeed ...
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  1. maxim947
    maxim947 29 June 2017 15: 07
    +7
    Micron, Macaron, what's the difference ?? All this shobla will be hypocrites for a long time and
    1. Mystery12345
      Mystery12345 29 June 2017 15: 15
      +5
      president of france Emmanuel Macron called Russia an aggressor.
      you never know what Emmanuel said ...?
    2. Vend
      Vend 29 June 2017 15: 43
      +12
      Marin Le Pen was right, "Whatever the outcome of the election, France will be ruled by a woman." Not French, so German.
      1. peta locksmith
        peta locksmith 29 June 2017 15: 58
        +2
        Is Babka Micron a little German?
        1. Vend
          Vend 29 June 2017 16: 24
          +2
          Quote: Petya Locksmith
          Is Babka Micron a little German?

          What are you talking about? The German is Merkel. Frenchwoman Le Pen
          1. Pirogov
            Pirogov 29 June 2017 16: 58
            +2
            Quote: Wend
            What are you talking about? The German is Merkel. Frenchwoman Le Pen

            He is a fitter forgivable to him. )))
            1. peta locksmith
              peta locksmith 29 June 2017 18: 18
              +2
              Yes, I'm a locksmith, and I'm excusable!
              but for you, Monsieur Pirogov, it’s not excusable not to know the spelling, sir.
              You are not a locksmith!
          2. peta locksmith
            peta locksmith 29 June 2017 18: 14
            +2
            about anything - but about anyone! or do you think the above aunts are inanimate beings?
            may be, you know better ...
        2. siberalt
          siberalt 29 June 2017 18: 39
          +3
          Babaska Merkel is younger than Babaska Macron. Collisions due to gerantophilia may occur. laughing
      2. maxim947
        maxim947 29 June 2017 16: 11
        0
        ... I will not have time to continue))))) I am hypocritical and emit a stench, until at least they have completely changed their political course, or, as usual, they won’t get lyuley.
      3. maxim947
        maxim947 29 June 2017 16: 12
        0
        ... I will not have time to continue))))) I am hypocritical and emit a stench, until at least they have completely changed their political course, or, as usual, they won’t get lyuley.
      4. Baloo
        Baloo 29 June 2017 17: 24
        +2
        Not French, so German.
        She meant the grandmother-wife of a micron. lol
        This is a stupid husband of a grandmother, but not a granddaughter, thinks that it is so easy to destroy Syria together with the Western coalition. fool
        And how will he solve the issue of refugees, this "Islamic expeditionary force"? recourse
        Is he ready to guarantee the French law and order, their personal safety and integrity? That ...
        Utot chudil still dare to brazenly pronounce GDP about Crimea and Donbass angry . He would solve the problems of his country without loss. fool
        1. 73bor
          73bor 1 July 2017 17: 04
          0
          This odd guy has done his best and is thought not the last time, which made Petro Poroshenko just a “giant” of political games! wassat
    3. seti
      seti 29 June 2017 15: 57
      +3
      So maybe it's time to give our fighters the floor more often and more. For example, Zhirinovsky. Let me remind you of his famous performance.

      But let other politicians not be silent. And more rudeness - let everything come to the rotten Western thinking in an accessible form. It's time to speak from a position of strength.
      1. Kenxnumx
        Kenxnumx 29 June 2017 17: 29
        +1
        Do we need this disgrace?
        1. Warrior Hamilton
          Warrior Hamilton 29 June 2017 21: 29
          +2
          Shame on their soldiers to sell to Chechens as slaves and call villains and murderers partners ......
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    5. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 30 June 2017 13: 49
      0
      .. "Micron, Macaron, what's the difference ??" !!!!!!!
      AU. France! Where is she?
      .. Beautiful France was turned into a regional state - nothing affecting the state .. without saying anything about its last three Presidents So much for external relations .. with the world. laughing
  2. A.
    A. 29 June 2017 15: 46
    +2
    French preziki all as a selection, slippery as worms. Everyone is trying to lick Trump.
  3. merc
    merc 29 June 2017 15: 55
    +3
    at least in some ways, as Westerners hated us and hate us. Alexander III was right
    1. wku
      wku 29 June 2017 18: 23
      +5
      actually it’s a fake, something like that said I.V. Stalin, but not about the West but about the "enemies" and with a different vector! if enemies praise you, then something is wrong (I do not remember verbatim and do not want to search)
      Well, there are a lot of fakes on the Internet!
      1. merc
        merc 30 June 2017 10: 05
        0
        who cares, the meaning is the same, moreover, maybe it’s not a fake, we didn’t live in those days. Stalin said: if our enemies scold us, then we are doing everything right. Bruce Lee also said something like this: if you are criticized, then you are doing everything right. Because people attack anyone who has brains.
  4. Kenxnumx
    Kenxnumx 29 June 2017 17: 25
    +5
    Che Macaron is no longer good?
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 29 June 2017 17: 30
      +5
      Quote: Ken71
      Che Macaron is no longer good?

      And we have all the bad ones, even the tramp, which was chosen by the whole country.
      we have one "nyashka" at all, and be smart and good-looking, just great lol
      1. wku
        wku 29 June 2017 18: 26
        +4
        Quote: Stroporez
        just great

        are mistaken! not just great but "sun-faced" and many more titles, they will be banned if everything is listed!
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 29 June 2017 23: 05
          +2
          Quote: wku
          and many more titles, banned if everything is listed!

          do not list, all normal people are already in the know yes drinks
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 29 June 2017 19: 55
      +2
      Quote: Ken71
      Che Macaron is no longer good?

      Have you been? belay
  5. captain
    captain 29 June 2017 18: 28
    +3
    Putin should not have gone to France. Our diplomats and scouts worked poorly. I’m silent about analysts.
    1. wku
      wku 29 June 2017 19: 12
      +1
      he was not even accepted at the presidential palace, and Versailles is very much like the case when the GDP is received at the Konstantinovsky Palace or in Sochi, and is not allowed into the Kremlin. Like after Erdagan’s “knife in the back” in St. Petersburg, and Peter is worse than Sochi for Erdagan, there are a lot of monuments and churches in St. Petersburg in honor of the victory over the Turks! in short, somewhere we lose, somewhere we find!
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 29 June 2017 19: 57
        +1
        Quote: captain
        Putin should not have gone to France. Our diplomats and scouts worked poorly. I’m silent about analysts.

        Quote: wku
        he was not even accepted at the presidential palace

        I think this is written in a notebook on the subcortex, which, with everything else, impresses the GDP, it’s the ability to keep punch and emotions to oneself. yes The answer will be, IMHO.
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 29 June 2017 23: 13
          +4
          Quote: Vladimirets
          The answer will be

          it is yes! they will refuse to devour custodian frogs, ban Oznavour, and Naibulin will buy "valuable" Amer papers, lards so on 20 fellow
          1. Vladimirets
            Vladimirets 29 June 2017 23: 34
            +3
            Quote: Stroporez
            they will refuse to devour custodian frogs, ban Oznavour, and Naibulin will buy “valuable” Amer’s stocks, lards so on 20

            Think narrowly, and the lack of non-public information only enhances the effect. wink
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 29 June 2017 23: 53
              +2
              Quote: Vladimirets
              Think narrowly

              Yes sir. where are we what
              Quote: Vladimirets
              and the lack of non-public information only enhances the effect.

              hepepe again? belay
              Has the macron already been described or is it still suffering? request
          2. DOCTOR ZLO
            DOCTOR ZLO 1 July 2017 01: 11
            +1
            Quote: Stroporez
            Quote: Vladimirets
            The answer will be

            it is yes! they will refuse to devour custodian frogs, ban Oznavour, and Naibulin will buy "valuable" Amer papers, lards so on 20 fellow

            And can you offer other securities, at least with the same interest rate?
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 1 July 2017 16: 05
              0
              Quote: DOCTOR ZLO
              And can you offer other securities, at least with the same interest rate?

              Yeah, Norilsk Nickel and Mikhailovsky GOK
              1. DOCTOR ZLO
                DOCTOR ZLO 1 July 2017 17: 14
                +1
                Quote: Stroporez
                Quote: DOCTOR ZLO
                And can you offer other securities, at least with the same interest rate?

                Yeah, Norilsk Nickel and Mikhailovsky GOK

                I mean bonds, not stocks ...
  6. bsk_una
    bsk_una 29 June 2017 19: 46
    0
    Macaron wanted to be the next Bonaparte? But now he doesn’t get to Borodino, but he won’t go out of his Storage either. Well this must be such a dumbass!
  7. Nitochkin
    Nitochkin 29 June 2017 20: 11
    +1
    Quote: Balu
    Not French, so German.
    She meant the grandmother-wife of a micron. lol
    This is a stupid husband of a grandmother, but not a granddaughter, thinks that it is so easy to destroy Syria together with the Western coalition. fool
    And how will he solve the issue of refugees, this "Islamic expeditionary force"? recourse
    Is he ready to guarantee the French law and order, their personal safety and integrity? That ...
    Utot chudil still dare to brazenly pronounce GDP about Crimea and Donbass angry . He would solve the problems of his country without loss. fool


    You are mistaken both, Le Pen did not mean Macron's wife, but himself))
  8. Paul zewike
    Paul zewike 29 June 2017 21: 41
    +1
    Macaron as a world-class policy can be attributed. He will no longer meet with GDP. Any of his undertakings in Ukraine will be ignored, as he himself.
  9. 3 Gradient
    3 Gradient 30 June 2017 00: 31
    0
    Petr Alekseevich Poroshenko ...
    Fakir!
    To Trump ... got before Putin ...
    Frau Merkel ... Kissed the handles ... And received in return ... Millions of euros ...
    From Macron ... Made a "micron" ....
    What will happen next?
    They say in the international airport Boryspil ..
    For Petit ...
    They constantly keep the plane ... In case of flight to the USA ...
    Fakir!
  10. Sasha Titov
    Sasha Titov 30 June 2017 01: 07
    +3
    Yes, the French “flew” by choosing Macaron. Frightened by the national, French program, Le Pen, cast their ballots in the election - a weak-willed young man subject to political masturbation ...
  11. Cataphract
    Cataphract 30 June 2017 01: 36
    +1
    Macron loses his political face, without really finding him
    On Monday at a joint press conference with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, French President Emmanuel Macron called Russia the aggressor.

    Losing to whom? Syria (Assad) with Iran? So they do not care about Macron’s face ... laughing
  12. Normal ok
    Normal ok 30 June 2017 11: 34
    0
    What is the "loss of face"? On the contrary, Macron has found its niche.
  13. Stinger
    Stinger 30 June 2017 12: 07
    0
    This lover of old women will bring us many more joys.
  14. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 30 June 2017 12: 39
    0
    Will Macron start all over again? Rather, this policy is a continuation of Holland's policy with the control center at the Rothschilds.
  15. Yarik
    Yarik 1 July 2017 12: 35
    +1
    And did you expect something else from a passive fagot?