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Regarding the Russian ship Shtandart, France 3 TV article confirms the resolute commitment of La Rochelle municipality in the violation of European sanctions and in the propagation of a misleading presentation of the European text in order to deceive public opinion.
Dear Mrs. Camille Bluteau, Dear Mrs. Sophie Goux,
Nantes, December 22, 2022
You will find, below, a link to my contextualization of your article « Demonstrations against the presence of the Russian frigate « Shtandart » in La Rochelle » (Fr) published on France 3 TV, December 20, 2022 :
« « Shtandart », how did the 5th package of European sanctions become a Leonidas chocolate pack for the Russian ship? (Fr) »
Thank you for having spoken about our demonstration of December 11, 2022 and for having exposed the justifications that the municipality holds with regard to the illegal occupation of the port of La Rochelle by the Russian ship. Without knowing how, we imagined that the mayor and the prefect had solid arguments in their files. Discovering them, for the first time in the Sud Ouest newspaper, we were stunned. Our committee, #NoShtandartInEurope, didn’t expect so much. On both sides, they are in escheat and fiction, as for a European text, which is accessible, online, by all.
Your article confirms their ship-wreck.
I regret not having seen the Twitter mention of Madame Camille Bluteau asking me to discuss before writing your paper, because, if the point of sanctions cannot be debated for those who have looked at the reference text, there is a lot to be said about the Shtandart tale, about the way it was staged and promoted as well as about the network that was working to impose such a narrative in the French public space. As such, we have elements to bring to the attention of journalists who would like them. You will find some samples in the attached text. We are at your entire disposal for further explanations and to talk to you about our future actions.
Please, receive the expression of my deepest consideration.
Bernard Grua, spokesperson for the committee #NoShtandartInEurope
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Main parts of France 3 article
Demonstrations against the presence of the Russian frigate « Shtandart » in La Rochelle
Main quotes of Catherine Leonidas, deputy mayor of La Rochelle, from France 3 article
La Rochelle municipality via the voice of the deputy mayor, in charge of sports and boating, there is no reason to deny entry to the port to this boat.
It’s a training ship, it’s not a warship, nor a commercial ship or one belonging to an oligarch. It is a replica of Peter the Great’s frigate, which is very popular with La Rochelle locals.Catherine Léonidas, La Rochelle deputy mayor
« Furthermore, the captain is Ukrainian on his father’s side and Russian on his mother’s, » she continues, and « he is an opponent of Putin who left St. Petersburg with the Shtandart in 2009 because he no longer agreed with Putin’s policy » …
Eventually, the deputy mayor highlights that all the checks have been made with the prefecture, the customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, « this boat has every right to be welcomed. »…