Francois Hollande: All right-wing organization in Europe linked to Russia

Francois Hollande: All right-wing organization in Europe linked to Russia

Russia continuously checks the power of the West and tries to weaken it through financing various nationalist organizations in Europe.

French President Francois Hollande said this in an interview with several European media outlets, in particular with the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.

"Russia tries to restore its USSR-era influence, therefore it attacked Ukraine. Russia is involved in settlement of the conflicts in the world for its own benefit. This is evident in Syria. Russia wants to be seen as the strong state and constantly checks our [Western] power and the ability to counteract," Hollande said.

The French President noted that he kept contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin but that did not mean agreement with the Russian "policy of accomplished facts."

"We, Europe, are pinned down. However, if we stay strong and united, Russia will have to establish long-term and equitable relations with us," Hollande said.

Speaking about the ideological and propaganda operations of Moscow, Hollande hinted that all the right-wing organization in Europe were linked to Russia to a greater or lesser extent.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: