Oh boy. Sarkozy is such a desperate pro-Russian appeaser that he will not refrain from saying ANYTHING to appease Moscow.
I’ve recently found the videoclip posted below. It’s from a December 2007 press conference, during which Sarkozy claimed that the Western media are biased against Russia. He also claimed that the 2007 Russian parliamentary election was fair.
Sarkozy lied. The truth is that almost all Western media (except FN and a few newspapers) are biased in favor of Russia. They never criticize Russia, always present it in a positive light, and always present the West (or the US) as the culprit/aggressor/troublemaker.
And only a blind person (e.g. a pro-Russian appeaser) could seriously claim that the 2007 Russian parliamentary election was fair. Most Russian parties didn’t even bother to partake in it. The results were fabricated by the Kremlin.