Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mariya Zakharova, held a weekly press conference in the capital Moscow on the issues on the agenda.
Answering the question of the AA correspondent about the protest demonstrations that started across the country after the death of a 17-year-old teenager after the French police opened fire on the car with 3 people in Nanterre on June 27, Zaharova said that French President Emmanuel Macron said, “There are disagreements in the Russian government, there are Russian armed forces. He reminded that he made a statement that his forces were also weak.
“Therefore, in the light of the aforementioned statements, our response to the demonstrations in France, which, according to various assessments, cost the French economy more than one billion euros and resulted in the detention of thousands of citizens, is an example of restraint and integrity. If Paris wants to show kindness, she must set an example.” he said.
“Russia is deeply concerned about the unprecedented escalation of violence in France”
Noting that the events in France were caused by the murder of a young person by the police, Zakharova said, “In this context, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is deeply concerned about the crisis in France and the increase in unprecedented violence.” she used the phrase.
Expressing that the hostility and antisemitism towards foreigners and immigrants has increased in France in recent years, Zaharova said that human rights have been violated in the country and this issue has been repeatedly voiced by international organizations including the United Nations (UN).
Maria Zakharova continued:
“If organizations such as the UN draw attention to the situation in France, the French administration should think about its own problems instead of vainly and constantly giving lessons to other countries. The French administration should take the radicalization of society seriously and take serious steps against the growth of xenophobia and racist feelings in the country. The French authorities We strongly condemn the vandalism of the rebels and their actions to disrupt public order, as well as the irresponsible use of unlawful methods by the French security forces against their own citizens. The situation in France is the same as our common European continent. should not threaten their safety.”
“The weapons supplied to Kiev are in the hands of the protesters in France”
Pointing out that Western countries are shipping weapons to Ukraine, Zakharova said, “The West opened the pandora’s box by encouraging the Nazi movement in Ukraine and by condoning the actions of the Zelenskiy (Ukrainian President) administration. The results of this policy are already visible. Radical nationalists in Europe have become active and It became inspiring. They are provided with weapons, allowed for anything.” she spoke.
Spokesperson Zaharova used the following statements:
“If we are to believe the media reports, Nazi groups are directly involved in the uprising in France. Does anyone in the Elysee Palace think about this? If not, then it’s time to think about it. The weapons supplied to Kiev are in the hands of the protesters in France and they are reported to the police. “Has President Macron revealed this to his own people? Or is this kept a secret? So let’s reveal it. Let’s reveal it. The weapons that the West, NATO and especially France (Ukraine) provide, and the money spent to support the nationalists, the Nazis and the fascists.” “The money returns to its own lands like a boomerang and strikes a blow to its own people. We said it would be like this 1.5 years ago.”
“Supporting hostility towards foreigners is unacceptable”
Zaharova also touched upon the burning of the Qur’an by a person of Iraqi origin, Salwan Momika, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, and drew attention to the fact that this event took place during the Eid al-Adha and Muslim countries reacted to it.
Reminding that protest demonstrations were held in the Middle East and North African countries after this, Zaharova stated that Russia’s position on this issue is unchanging. “We draw the attention of Stockholm that it is unacceptable to support similar acts of hostility against foreigners,” Zaharova said. said.