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MOSCOW, September 11. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine should have waited until the legitimate election, and the current situation would not have emerged in that case, the deputy of France’s National Assembly Thierry Mariani said Thursday at a news conference at ITAR-TASS headquarters.
“We express the position of our parliament, not the government,” he said. “I’ll tell you about my personal opinion, which is Ukraine should have waited one year until a legitimate presidential election, and then the events we all know about wouldn’t have happened.”
“Just imagine what would happen if each country produced a similar reaction to a change of the president,” he said. “The world would be swept by revolution then.” “Wait for a legitimate election and let the strongest one win,” said Mariani, who is chairman of the Franco-Russian Dialogue business association.
He indicated that the ban on Russian TV channels imposed by the Ukrainian authorities was highly divisive.
Mariani said Russia’s position on the Ukrainian crisis reflected the current reality in that country.
“One can debate the referendum in Crimea, of course, but still the situation in Crimea was entirely different from the situation in Kosovo or Scotland,” Mariani said.