Analysis of the conversation between E. Macron and V. Putin - Introduction to the analysis of the manner in which Paris conducts its policy towards Russia.
A material appeared in the French media showing the actions of President Macron's administration in the face of the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. The message is an interesting pretext to analyse the manner in which Paris is conducting its policy towards Russia.
In the publication below, I present a brief analysis of the indicated material, including a transcript of the conversation between E. Macron and V. Putin. What is particularly important, we analyse a documentary that was created with the knowledge and consent of the Elysee Palace, and therefore the message that, in the current situation, the French authorities wanted to show the world.
Below we present a summary of the conclusions from the conducted analysis:
Permission to occupy Ukraine
The material prompts you to ask, France has shifted over Russia's first attack on Ukraine. The Russian invasion began in 2014, but the Macron-Putin talks and the analysed material show that Paris accepts the state of aggression and occupation eight years ago.
The message that comes from the analysed material indicates that the French president sees both sides responsible for escalating the situation and increasing threats. In this way, it shows that Russia - at war since 2014 - and Ukraine, attacked and put under pressure, are equally responsible for the current situation.
These are actions that result in the blurring of the responsibility of the aggressor, which was and is Russia. Moreover, at some point E. Macron asks V. Putin: "do not succumb to provocations". This is happening when Russian troops have concentrated around the Ukrainian border and are getting ready for war.
E. Macron also suggests that ... mistakes on the part of NATO are behind the Russian aggression towards other European countries. The French president criticized the Alliance for the lack of dialogue with Russia, as well as for years of growing mistrust between the West and Russia, to which no answer has been found.
Consent to Russia's Lies
The journalist accompanying E. Marcon shows that the people around the President of France are aware that Putin is lying and is not honest in his talks with the President of France. This thread appears several times in the material.
This clearly means that the President of France, E. Macron, is aware that V. Putin is cheating on him. Despite this, he is trying to engage in a dialogue with the Kremlin as if he believes that he is able to persuade Putin to give up the war. It is not known whether he believed that he was able to make an appointment with Putin, since he knew that Putin was lying. And if he believed, why?
Permission to denigrate AU
The material shows that Putin used conversations with Marcon, among others to slander Ukraine and the AU authorities. In talks with the French president, Putin repeated lies about the "coup" of 2014 or "genocide" allegedly committed by Ukraine.
These lies have been circulated by Russia since 2014, and today they form the basis for justifying Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Unfortunately, in the presented video, there is no reaction from Macron to the spread of innuendo about Kiev.
The material shows a high degree of political naivety of the president of France in talks with his Russian counterpart. Paris knows that it is being lied to, but at the same time believes that you can "make an appointment" with Russia for anything.
Macron also does not see (or sees and accepts) that it is being played by Russia. In the talks, Putin is trying to play NATO. It does not seem to meet the response of the French politician.
Moreover, the French strategy of conducting talks by Macron himself is opposed to the Anglo-Saxon approach. In an interview with a journalist, EM states that the “confrontational approach” It only leads to an escalation of the British people, and the solution can only be a dialogue, which is carried out step by step.
Over the heads?
During the talks, an attempt is made to agree with Putin to agree to a meeting with the leaders of Western countries, first the USA. There is a suggestion of meeting the President of the USA, and then the most important EU countries. The Russian president would talk to them about the further situation in Ukraine.
This fragment suggests that France gives consent to decisions about the future of the so-called Minsk agreements and related situations deal with the occupation of Ukraine over the heads of the Ukrainians. In this way, Paris would legitimize a return to the concert of powers and de facto give consent to the construction of the Russian sphere of influence in Eastern Europe.
Some arguments used by President Macron suggest that he does not identify differences in political civilization between Russia and the West. In the interview, he referred to the legal assessment of the position presented by Russia ("I do not know where your lawyer learned law").
It's just that Russia has been trampling on rules and international law for many years and does not care about any judgments. It seems that the president of France does not understand, referring to principles and rules that have no meaning in Russia.
The discussed program allows to analyse the French way of thinking about policy towards Russia. It shows a large dose of naivety, acceptance of Russia breaking the rules, but also the breakaway of the French leader from the realities of the Russian state.
The material that the Elysée Palace wanted to present to the world shows the complete unpreparedness of the French administration for talks with a brutal and cynical politician like Putin.
It seems that the film was supposed to justify the rightness of the ongoing telephone conversations by E. Macron with V. Putin, who was preparing for the war, although in fact the published fragments show the ineffectiveness, naivety and erroneous assessment of the activities carried out.
Article first time published on INFO OPS Polska Foundation web page. Author: Tadeusz Kania.