Washington’s support for the Ukrainian army has never wavered since 2014 after the Maidan events; it is clear that Washington is indeed the instigator of these events, reminiscent of an anti-Russian coup d’etat. Moscow understood this perfectly well. Today, the reality is simple, this war has become an American-Russian war by proxy of Ukrainians. France must restore its independence, because Russia is part of the European balance. It is urgent to take this into account, even if it offends many of our European partners. There is no policy except in the long term.