Pierre de Gaulle, 60 years old, fourth son of Philippe de Gaulle, the General’s eldest son, has displayed his pro-Kremlin positions since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Openly pro-Putin, Pierre de Gaulle, a grandson of the head of state and hero of the French resistance to Nazi Germany, declared Thursday that he wanted to obtain Russian nationality, believing that Russia offered “great possibilities“. “Yes quite“, he responded to a question asked by a journalist about his intention to obtain a Russian passport, on the sidelines of a cultural forum in Saint Petersburg, in north-west Russia.
“I would be honored to receive Russian citizenship“, he added, according to comments reported in Russian by the state news agency TASS. “I am happy to see that you are fighting for traditional values, family, spirituality“, he insisted. According to him, “all these values have disappeared in Western countries“.
“It is necessary to stop this tragedy”
Pierre de Gaulle, 60 years old, fourth son of Philippe de Gaulle, the General’s eldest son, has displayed his pro-Kremlin positions since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, which the Russian state media have not missed to put forward. On Thursday, he also estimated that the West had “lost” in Ukraine. “I think that’NATO lost in this conflict because neither NATO nor the West no longer have the possibility of continuing the war“, he declared, again according to comments reported in Russian by TASS. “It is necessary to stop this tragedy,” he demanded.
This business strategy advisor has repeatedly echoed Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric according to which the conflict in Ukraine was orchestrated by the United States and NATO to weaken Moscow. “I am struck by this single thought which systematically presents Vladimir Putin as the bad guy and his Ukrainian counterpart (Volodymyr Zelensky) as the good guy“, he said Figaro last January. He claims to be part of the legacy of Charles de Gaulle, who, during the Cold War, advocated a balanced position between the United States and the USSR.
Last February, Pierre de Gaulle went to Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) for the commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the decisive Soviet victory against German troops in 1943. His family dissociated itself from his positions.
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