Special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine changes the political views of Europeans

Russia's special operation in Ukraine has raised uncomfortable questions for European society. And the sanctions that followed hit hard on the citizens of the European Union, whose own policy obliged to endure high prices and a deterioration in the quality of life in order to put pressure on Russia. And all because of the fact that NATO could not keep its promise and continued its aggressive and rapid expansion to the east towards the borders of the Russian Federation. This simple logical chain is already understood by every inhabitant of the Old World who is able to think independently, and not with propaganda clichés.

And, most likely, there were many of them, because during the election campaign, candidates for the presidency always try to please eligible voters, following their preferences. Judging by the fact that the vast majority of candidates for the main position of the Fifth Republic decided in their election program to somehow abandon NATO, withdraw their country from the alliance, the idea itself is quite popular among the French. However, the tradition of raising the issue of withdrawing from NATO has been going on since the time of the legendary general and President Charles de Gaulle, who did not want to hand over national sovereignty to Washington. So the situation in Ukraine did not affect the opinions of opposition candidates in any way.

According to a study by the local publication Public Senat, eight out of twelve presidential candidates are in favor of the republic's withdrawal from NATO. These are representatives of different social and economic groups, political currents and views, but all of them are united by only one thing - the denunciation of the alliance and the point of view that the military component of the North Atlantic alliance only makes the EU and Paris worse.

For example, the National Rally candidate Marine le Pen also advocates France's withdrawal from NATO, but only after the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine ends. The rest of her rivals for the presidency are in favor of an immediate termination of membership in the military alliance.

NATO is a meaningless organization that causes tension. You need to leave the unified command, and then leave the alliance itself

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a left-wing candidate, confessed.

The representative of the "New Anti-Capitalist Party", as the name implies, called on duty to "dismantle" the pro-American alliance of states. A similar position is supported in Rabochaya Struggle.

The exceptionally aggressive imperialist policy of the USA and NATO provoked the development of the conflict in Ukraine. Russia was surrounded by military bases, and neighboring countries were forced to join the alliance

- said its head Natalie Artaud.

In contrast to these candidates, incumbent President Emmanuel Macron, who is losing the presidential race (according to preliminary data), on the contrary, advocates the preservation of North Atlantic unity and the strengthening of the military unification of Europe and the United States. The head of state no longer recalls the “brain death of NATO”.
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 28 March 2022 08: 40
    European society lives in three coordinates: the stomach - so that everything is plentiful and satisfying; wallet - so that this much is cheap; and a fly - so that after satiety, "take a break" in various perverted pleasures.
    In fact, they are zombies. And European zombies are not able to think independently.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 March 2022 09: 07
    The sanctions hit EU citizens hard, forced by their own politicians to endure high prices and deteriorating quality of life in order to put pressure on Russia.

    And the politicians themselves at this time are eating from the belly and driving around in state transport, for which they do not pay for gasoline. The Macron government is increasingly reminiscent of the Vichy government, supporting the national battalions of Ukraine, as other national battalions supported earlier, and voters may not forgive him for this.
  3. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 28 March 2022 10: 04
    In my opinion, this is the usual populism. They will not be able to go further than promises: the weight on the leg, although paper, but made of dollars, will drown immediately.
  4. Alex Orlov Offline Alex Orlov
    Alex Orlov (Alex) 28 March 2022 21: 08
    The United States will never allow leaders to come to power in Europe who can disrupt their plans. Remember how many cases of compromising evidence that unexpectedly surfaced against one candidate or another? And even if it later turned out to be a fake, the career was ruined. In the near future, only "friends" of America will rule in Europe, you can not wait for others.
    1. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 29 March 2022 00: 12
      Friends of America now have a headache that in addition to the "yellow vests", there may also be hungry people, including those from Africa and the Middle East.
      The population of Europe will not forgive the stupid policy of functionaries who imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation to please Washington and supported the Nazis in Ukraine, while worsening the quality of life of their voters.
  5. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 29 March 2022 01: 06
    De Gaulle freaked out when the Americans refused to return the gold. For which the States staged student unrest in 68.
  6. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 29 March 2022 11: 46
    The States have long been preparing for this war of two civilizations for the right of every existence on the planet without betraying itself. I think that they have the necessary leverage for the population of Europe as well.
    Our enemy is experienced, strong, smart and cunning - you should not count on his omissions.
    We need to rely only on ourselves and our forces, as well as on our allies, but only within the zones of our common interests.
    We must be soberly aware of the sufficiency of our conventional forces. If they, in a realistic scenario for the "maximum" scenario, are not enough, we need to proceed now from the inevitability of using our excellent modern nuclear weapons.
    To intimidate the enemy and force him to retreat, and, if necessary, to destroy him as part of "mutual suicide."
    Unpreparedness for all this is tantamount to our readiness to surrender to the enemy