PARIS â Nine years ago, a French diplomat serving in Georgia during Russiaâs invasion was frantically trying to get a message to higher-ups back in Paris.
Russian tanks were rolling toward the capital, Tbilisi. Hundreds of French citizens needed to be airlifted home. A diplomatic solution was needed to stop bodies piling up.
But in the dead of Franceâs August break, no one in Paris wanted to be stirred. âThey kept talking about consulting this or that authority,â said Eric Fournier, then ambassador to Georgia and now serving in Hungary. âNothing was happening.â
It was only when Fournier was able to reach a …read more
Source: European Voice