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Hollande Defies Hebdo False Flag, Calls for Greater Autonomy in East Ukraine

21st Century Wire says…

It appears that the false flag warning issued through the GLADIO-style attacks in Paris last month has worn off.

Many are unaware that just prior to the Charlie Hebdo Attack on January 7th, the French President Francois Hollande publicly voiced his opposition to the EU increased sanctions regime. Days later, the attacks in Paris were waged and France immediately went quiet on the issue.

This week, Hollande’s position on this issue has reemerged, as he appears to be calling for a draw-down of hostilities between the US-backed regime in Kiev and Donbass Rebel Fighters in east Ukraine.

This latest development could signal a major crack in the EU-NATO bloc agenda on the emerging proxy war happening with Russia currently taking shape in Ukraine.

Could the French be wary of Washington’s dirty war in the Ukraine, and waring of the West allying with Nazis in Kiev? Watch this space…

French president François Hollande
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French President Francois Hollande called for “quite strong” autonomy for Ukraine’s eastern regions while speaking on France 2 TV. He also revealed part of the joint plan discussed in Moscow on the conflict’s solution.

On Saturday, Hollande said that the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk need “rather strong” autonomy from Kiev.

“These people have gone to war,” Hollande explained. “It will be difficult to make them share a common life [with Kiev].”

The French President also revealed part of the joint document under negotiation between Berlin, Moscow, Paris and Kiev. He said it will feature a 50- to 70-kilometer demilitarized zone on each side of the current line dividing militia-held and Kiev-controlled territories.

The revelation comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande discussed the situation with the Ukrainian president on Thursday and came to Moscow on Friday to meet President Vladimir Putin. The talks lasted nearly five hours and were characterized as ‘constructive’ by all sides.

As a result, a possible joint document is in progress on the implementation of the Minsk agreements signed in September last year, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The document “would include proposals made by Ukrainian President Poroshenko and suggestions put forward today by Russian President Putin,” Peskov told journalists on Friday.


Following the Moscow talks, Hollande described the negotiations with Putin as “one of the last chances” for peace.

“If we don’t find not just a compromise but a lasting peace agreement, we know perfectly well what the scenario will be. It has a name… it’s called war,” Hollande told journalists on Saturday.

READ MORE: Hollande: If lasting Ukraine peace not found ‘scenario is war’

In turn Merkel reiterated, at the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday, that the Ukrainian crisis “cannot be resolved militarily,” so the talks are definitely worth pursuing.

Moscow will persist in pursuing the peace process promoting the “withdrawal of heavy weapons and initiating direct talks between Kiev and the militia in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions,”said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Munich conference. Russia, Germany and France are ready to become guarantors of the agreements that could be achieved, he added.

EU and US policies drift apart over Ukraine?

As France and Germany stepped up with the initiative for the new round of peace talks, NATO’s commander in chief General Philip Breedlove said on Saturday: “I don’t think we should preclude out of hand the possibility of the military option [in Ukraine].”

His statements come as the US mulls weapons supplies to Kiev. US State Secretary John Kerry visited Ukraine on Thursday. Speaking at a media conference in Kiev, he said that US President Barack Obama will take the decision whether to supply lethal aid next week…

Continue this story at RT

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