The Ukrainian ambassador in France strongly reacts to the statements of Nicolas Sarkozy
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The Ukrainian ambassador in France strongly reacts to the statements of Nicolas Sarkozy

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In the interview given Western FranceVadym Omelchenko condemns “remarks that are not acceptable” and underlines the “connections” between the former French president and Russia.

Nicolas Sarkozy’s stance on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues to provoke reactions. In his latest book, A time of battles (published by Fayard), the former president of the Republic revealed several clues that, according to him, would allow to put an end to the fighting. Specifically, he proposes that Ukraine become a state “neutralby not joining the European Union or NATO. Words strongly disliked by the Ukrainian ambassador to France, Vadim Omelchenko, who condemns, in an interview given Western France from “words that are not acceptable“.

Even if the diplomat says he respects the status of the former tenant of the Élysée, he is completely against all the ideas proposed by Nicolas Sarkozy. “For us it is a synchronized communication operation (with the Russians Ed)says Vadym Omelchenko.

Kiev’s European ambitions have been confirmed once again

During this interview, the ambassador even makes it clear that his position as the former mayor of Neuilly could cause him problems with the Ukrainian justice system. “I would not be surprised if the Prosecutor General of Ukraine is interested in the comments to see if there are elements of a criminal offense“, he claims. To discredit Nicolas Sarkozy, Vadym Omelchenko does not hesitate to denigrate his role during the Russian-Georgian conflict in 2008. “The action of the former president of the Republic led to Georgia losing 30 % of its territory“, he says.

In France, the words of the former head of state also caused sharp reactions. Called to the LCI, his former associate Jérôme Poirot, who had been his advisor at Bercy, condemned him “shameful remark”. A situation that Vadim Omelchenko did not fail to underline. “I notice that this position caused strong reactions from French society, but also from expertshe points out, I can clearly see that Nicolas Sarkozy has not given up his active role on the French political scene. But maybe she’s leaving him“. Between two volleys towards Nicolas Sarkozy, the Ukrainian ambassador continued to affirm Kiev’s European positioning.”Our goal is to be an integral part of the European security architecture“, he confirmed.

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