He recalled that France tried to resolve the Ukraine crisis by restoring the so-called Normandy format of talks, which eventually led to the signing of the two Minsk agreements on a ceasefire in Ukraine's east.
"However, the second Minsk agreement hasn’t been implemented because of Ukraine, which rejects the document's political portion, which are related to elections in the Russian-speaking eastern regions and a proposed constitutional reform calling for broad autonomy. And now they punish Russia. It's real theatrics," Chevenement said.
According to him, the anti-Russian sanctions were extended without being discussed in a full-fledged manner by the European Union. He said that similar practice of subservience to the United States must be challenged.
"In principle, all the states are equal within the United Nations, except, of course, the Security Council, which includes five permanent members out of the fifteen. This legitimate scheme collapsed and gave way to so-called Westernism, a dominant system of allegiance to an American overlord," Chevenement concluded.
Jean-Pierre Chevenement is one of the founders of the French Socialist Party and the left-wing Citizen and Republican Movement party, of which he is an honorary president. He has also served as the French Foreign Ministry's Special Representative for Relations with Russia.