France has long been known for its affinity for Russia. Despite attempts by the West to impose sanctions on Russia and compel France to toe its line, Paris has repeatedly proven to be stoic. Even throughout the ongoing war, France has been hesitant to express any hostility against Russia. This fondness was on display when the EU vowed to destroy the Russian army if they utilized nuclear weapons, but France backed down.
French President Emmanuel Macron has stated unequivocally that France will not use nuclear weapons in retaliation to a nuclear attack on Ukraine by Russia. Some may have interpreted this posture as a show of weakness, but France’s affection for Russia grew. This was highlighted even more recently when Air France withdrew its sanctions against Russian airspace.
To add on to it, it was revealed recently that a French corporation, Thales, was secretly supplying Russia with crucial defence equipment and has plainly rendered Western support for Ukraine meaningless. Many people were surprised by this news, which underscores France’s close connections with Russia.
Hungary-France and Russia join hands
Cut to the recent event, after the covert love affair with Russia got revealed, France has once again proved our claim. The country has resolved to go all-in against the US and Germany. Hungary and France have recently announced their willingness to participate in a nuclear power plant project led by Russia’s Rosatom.
The project intends to construct two more reactors at Hungary’s Paks plant, which currently houses four reactors. The French business Framatome, an EDF subsidiary, is likely to participate in the project as a supplier. This decision is considered as France’s attempt to demonstrate its disapproval of the US and Germany while maintaining good relations with Russia.
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Attack on Germany?
Shortly after, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto, confirmed that Hungary was counting on the help of France in order to circumvent German reluctance to deliver the reactor control system, initially entrusted, since 2019, to a consortium consisting of Siemens Energy and Framatome. “Since the German government is blocking the contractual participation of Siemens Energy for political reasons, we therefore want to rely more on the French” said Szijjarto.
Despite objections from some EU authorities regarding Russia’s influence and the potential environmental risks involved with nuclear power, France appears set to move forward with the project.
The French government’s involvement in the project plainly demonstrates that France is levelling up its relationship with Russia.
While some may perceive this as a betrayal of Western allies, France appears eager to keep a strong relationship with Russia and pursue its interests.
President Emmanuel Macron is out of the pro-Russia closet and singing their praises like an operatic tenor! The US, on the other hand, is scratching their heads trying to figure out what exactly is going on with Macron.
Uncle Joe better snap out of it before it’s too late! Right now, France seems to be leading the charge towards cozying up to Russia, but who knows, if Europe follows suit?….