Gerard Haro reminded the countries of the West of the desire to “educate” everyone and the practice of using double standards. Military action in Ukraine is “no more scandalous than the invasion of Iraq in 2003,” he said
Former French Ambassador to the United States and former permanent representative of the country to the UN Gerard Haro, speaking about Russian military operation in Ukraine, reminded Western countries of their practice of using double standards. He stated this in an interview with the Chinese newspaper Global Times.
“The West very often teaches the rest of the world and uses double standards,” — Aro thinks. In his opinion, military actions in Ukraine “are no more scandalous than the invasion of Iraq in 2003.” The ex-ambassador called the military intervention of the United States and its allies in Iraq to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein “a good example of double standards.”
At the same time, he cited China as an example. “In the past 30 years, there has not been a single Chinese military intervention. The American side has a long list of military interventions, — noted the diplomat.
According to him, the United States is not ready to change. It's really part of their national character, the belief that they are a beacon of freedom in the world, Aro added.
In 2014, Aro compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to a poker player. According to the diplomat, Putin's tactic in the Ukrainian conflict was to put everything at stake and invite other participants in the game to do the same. “Of course we passed. We didn't go for it, — recognized by the ambassador. The Russian president “won because we weren't ready to die for Ukraine, and he obviously was,” Aro said.
On February 24, Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine to “demilitarize” and “denazification”. It was preceded by Russia's recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics. Then Putin announced the termination of the existence of the Minsk agreements, which Kyiv, according to Moscow, refused to comply. In addition to “denazification” and “demilitarization” the Russian side seeks the status of Ukraine as a neutral state, its non-aligned nature, as well as the recognition of Crimea, the DPR and the LPR. In response to Moscow's actions, Kyiv imposed martial law and severed diplomatic relations.
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