Media: EP hope macron will understand the importance of positive dialogue with Russia

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Member of the European Parliament from France, a former adviser to marine Le Pen on foreign policy Emerick Chauprade expressed hope that the new President of France Emmanuel macron will understand that the country needs to conduct a positive dialogue with Russia.

«I hope macron will understand that France needs to build a positive dialogue with Russia. In addition, the country should act as an apologist for a multipolar world. The fifth Republic has traditionally adheres to a balanced foreign policy, but not American neo-conservatism. And I hope that the new President will not be swayed by advisers advocating a confrontation», — the politician said in an interview with the newspaper «Izvestia».

Chauprade also expressed the hope that the Makron will see the common interests of Russia and the European Union, at least in the fight against terrorism.

The politician added that if elected French President is a real leader, he will try to restart relations with Russia. Also Chauprade believes that it is necessary to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel to mention sanctions and to resume cooperation between Russia and the EU.

«It would be a great start towards removing restrictions. In order to fully fight terrorism in our complex multi-polar world, Russia should be our close partner,» he concluded.

Relations between Russia and the EU deteriorated due to the situation in the Donbass, where Kiev in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Western countries have imposed a series of sanctions against Russia, Moscow has retaliated.

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