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Aphatie calls “traitors to France” personalities who criticize anti-Russian sanctions – RT in French

According to the editorialist Jean-Michel Aphatie, several personalities who doubted the effectiveness of Western sanctions targeting Russia are none other than “traitors to France”. The columnist targets right-wing and left-wing politics.

“Yes traitors, it’s a word we don’t use every day: traitors.” It is in these terms that, on September 6 on the air of LCIthe editorialist Jean-Michel Aphatie began a virulent chronicle against those who, in recent weeks, have questioned the effectiveness of Western anti-Russian sanctions adopted by France.

During his intervention, the journalist thus targeted several political figures, from the right and from the left. In particular, comments by Jordan Bardella, acting president of the RN, or Eric Coquerel, Insoumis deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis, are cited. The first had estimated at the beginning of August that the anti-Russian sanctions were “much more painful for the French people than for Russia”, while the second recently explained that his political family had for some time been expressing “doubt about the effectiveness of the sanctions “. The deputy Insoumis notably criticized the government for not having “anticipated this question”: “Our populations are almost more victims of the situation than the Russian population”, he lamented on September 5.

This would illustrate the typical reasoning of “traitors to France” according to Jean-Michel Aphatie who, failing to dwell on the future effects of the energy crisis in France, lists elements of reflection to support the proof according to him of the effectiveness of Western sanctions targeting Russia. Without openly welcoming it, he mentions, for example, the fact that the Russian population could currently face problems directly linked to the situation. “What is the suffering of the Russian people, what is missing in the shops, how are the lives of Russians affected? We don’t know because Russia is opaque,” ​​argues the columnist.

“There are Russian government agents in France, that’s it!”

During his speech, he was revived by the journalist David Pujadas who, after having nodded his interlocutor’s reasoning on several occasions, abounded in the same direction, underlining the production difficulties currently affecting Russia.

“What sense would it make to lift the sanctions? It would be to give a blank check to Vladimir Poutine ”, summarizes Jean-Michel Aphatie thereafter, thus defending the merits, according to him, of the Western measures in question.

After attempting several historical parallels with the current situation, the editorialist ends his column by accusing political figures who doubt the effectiveness of sanctions of holding the discourse on which “the Russian embassy is working”. After accusing Ségolène Royal of having denied war crimes, Jean-Michel Aphatie concludes: “There are Russian government agents in France, that’s it!”



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