The French left is torn apart over the conflict in Ukraine. In the middle of the presidential campaign, part of the left attacks Jean-Luc Mélenchon, accused of ” complacency with Vladimir Poutine, after the candidate of insubordinate France – which denounced the Russian intervention – defended a position of non-alignment with the United States and Russia. He has long believed that Vladimir Putin should be seen as a ” partner more than as an enemy.
with Anthony Latier, political service
The socialist Anne Hidalgo does not hesitate to put Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the same bag as far-right candidates when it comes to his position vis-à-vis Vladimir Putin: ” A Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who for months and months, explains to us that [Vladimir] Putin is the person to follow and the greatness of Russia… Of course, I have a lot of admiration for this great people, but none for [Vladimir] Putin. »
Jean-Luc Mélenchon condemned the russian offensivebut also estimated Thursday, February 24 in the morning on Franceinfo that “ the NATO coalition [s’était] put herself in [cette] situation “.
What makes the candidate, the ecologist Yannick Jadot, jump, as his spokesperson, Delphine Batho, said: ” It takes up arguments which are those of Russian propaganda. For example, he refused to call Putin a dictator, and he is never clear on a fundamental question, which is that of the defense of democracy. »
For their part, the Insoumis denounce a political instrumentalization of this war, like the deputy Clémentine Autain: “ When they are engaged in a political shipwreck, particularly Ms. Hidalgo, she thinks that the super good idea is to hit her neighbor Jean-Luc Mélenchon, including telling lies. »
Jean-Luc Mélenchon finds himself on the defensive as he has taken the lead in the polls on all its competitors from the left.