the left criticizes Jean-Luc Mélenchon for his positions towards Russia

the left criticizes Jean Luc Melenchon for his positions towards Russia

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.