The United States seeks to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe, at the same time increasing Washington's role in the continent, according to Chevenement.
There is a geopolitical argument between those, who want to keep the old form of partnership between Europe and Russia laid out in the early 2000s, and supporters of the policy of containment, similar to the strategy used against the Soviet Union during Cold War.
If the conflict in Ukraine goes on, it can turn the country into the permanent bone of contention between Russia and the European Union (EU), the French politician continued.
The main question here is whether Europe could establish itself as an independent player in the multipolar world of international relations. If EU leaders fail to put up with Washington's pressure, Europe will stay as the United States' vassal for a long time, Chevenement said.
The politician also added that Europe must try to convince the United States that it is far better to find a working solution with Russia and come up with mutually-agreed set of new rules that would benefit everyone. Europe does not want to shut Russia off completely out of its radar.