Putin's bluff that France fears | EUROtoday

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IThere was Putin the spy, then the apparatchik who grew to become president. Then there was Putin the executioner, who plunged Europe into the horror of a warfare from one other century. Are we going to witness the emergence of a brand new avatar, Putin the person of peace? What may cross for a joke in unhealthy style is taken very significantly by a senior French diplomat.

The latter reveals that France has received wind of a stratagem developed by Russian eminences and which may happen between the European elections and the American presidential election, a “gray zone” throughout which the Western camp shall be in full restructuring. Putin would take the chance to advance his pawns on the diplomatic chessboard, by revealing astonishing information: a request for a ceasefire in Ukraine.