The candidate most likely to become the next French president said Wednesday that he would prefer forging closer relations with the United States rather than Russia.
Nikolas Sarkozy is the leader of the ruling right-of-center party UMP and the former interior minister who stepped down in March to focus on his presidential bid in the upcoming election.
“If you want to know which one is closer to me - the U.S. or Russia, which we saw in action in Chechnya - I will say the U.S.,” the candidate said.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Sarkozy on Chechnya
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