A former French MEP called on the European Commission president to remember that Russia “will not disappear from the world map”
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The rhetoric of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about the conflict in Ukraine is “irresponsible” as she does not take into consideration that “Russia will not disappear from the world map after this war,” Stephane Buffetaut, a French politician and former head of the EU/Russia Liaison Committee in the European Parliament said.
Last week, von der Leyen described Russia as “the most direct threat to the world order,” saying its close relationship with China and both countries’ opposition to the US and its allies was “worrying.”
In a column for the Boulevard Voltaire news site, Buffetaut, who now serves as the national secretary for European affairs at the National Center for Independents and Farmers, claimed that “nothing can justify war against Ukraine” and that Russian President Vladimir Putin, by starting his military campaign against a “brotherly people,” sealed “his own weakening.”