Taking part in the TV debates at the forthcoming second round of intra-party elections, Juppé assured that he intends to oppose the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation.
“I will say that I do not accept the annexation of Crimea,” said the ex-prime minister of France.
Juppe said that the Russian Federation must unconditionally implement all the provisions of the Minsk agreement, and only in case of their fulfillment, it will be possible to talk about lifting sanctions.
Moreover, the possible presidential candidate for the Republican calls the fighting against the terrorist organization ISIS the main direction of his policy. Juppe went on saying that he would like to know whether the Russian government sees the way to resolve the Syrian issue.
November 14, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault pledged that their countries do not recognize the annexation of Crimea.