Jacques Attali, the adviser to former French President Francois Mitterand and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) wrote in his blog that Russia should be France's ally, not the enemy.
Russia should be our friend, not the enemy, says Jacques Attali, the adviser to former French President Francois Mitterand and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
“Once again, we could get dragged into a war against someone who should be our ally in solving more important issues,” Attali wrote in his blog.
Attali says France should convince Europeans to stay away from the harmful influences of NATO, who comes up with an imaginary enemy to justify its own existence.
“It is necessary to tell our European partners to speak with Russia as a potential ally, not as an imaginary enemy. We should also re-think our military planning. Especially our defense strategies.” – Attali said.
The former president of the EBRD also said France should not support the government in Ukraine. Attali thinks that France should not stand up for the government that abolished the Russian language, which is a native tongue for a large part of the population in the country. He urges the public to consider a situation in which the French language would be abolished in Belgium or Switzerland. Of course, the French would not support that, Attali says.