In an interview from early February, the former president of the republic was ambushed by two Russian comedians posing as former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.
This is a prank video that has been viewed more than 10 million times on Twitter. Newspaper liberation François Hollande reportedly ran into two Russian comedians, “Woven” and “Lexus,” during a video conference interview on February 8.
The former President of the Republic, who insisted on speaking with the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, spoke about the situation in Ukraine for about fifteen minutes. On Twitter, one piece was liked more than 41,000 times and even the social network’s boss, Elon Musk, reacted.
As the former head of state explains to our colleagues, the two protagonists carried out their hoax using a possible “deepfake” technology.
“It was very good, he was able to imitate Poroshenko perfectly during the video call. But the words I said are important, and these are what I say. [publiquement] In all the interviews, the Minsk agreements and Russian responsibility”, François Hollande testified.
The widely discussed Minsk Agreements
During this exchange, the two Russian comedians repeatedly returned to the Minsk agreements signed in 2015. François Hollande’s view was strongly criticized by some internet users, the former president of the republic agreed to the Minsk agreements. NATO strategy to militarize Ukraine.
“Francois Hollande admits that the Minsk agreements were not to be respected, but to prepare Ukraine for attack!” And Florian Philippot, leader of the far-right movement Les Patriotes, tweeted.
But the version posted on Twitter was truncated, explains liberationand François Hollande insisted on defending himself against it.
“In any of my comments, I suggested that we would have signed the Minsk agreements to allow the Ukrainians to prepare for war, as they are trying to insist,” he told the newspaper.
In the rest of the interview, “Woven” and “Lexus” tried to get rid of François Hollande by getting controversial questions. The influence of former head of state Brigitte Macron, the political decisions of Emmanuel Macron, but also the homosexuality of his successor have been questioned. But François Hollande remained unmoved and did not enter into the game of his interlocutors.
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