Sarkozy criticized Hollande's attitude towards Russia
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined a chorus of French politicians sharply criticizing the incumbent Francois Hollande for escalating tensions with Russia, following Vladimir Putin’s decision to cancel a diplomatic visit.
“I do not approve of the current policy towards Russia. I have disagreements with Putin, but it is France’s and Europe’s responsibility – and it is in their interest – to conduct a dialogue with Russia,” RT cited Sarkozy as saying.
“How can we hope to change the situation if we only communicate through statements, take offense, and seek to enter a new Cold War? This is irresponsible,” Sarkozy stressed.