Is France getting closer to Russia?

During a parliamentary hearing in front of the French parliament, General Christophe Gomart, the head of France’s military intelligence said:

NATO announced that the Russians were about to invade Ukraine while, according to French intelligence, there is nothing to corroborate this hypothesis – we determined that the Russians were deploying neither command posts nor logistical facilities, including field hospitals, needed for a military incursion,”

(Sputnik News)

In the meanwhile, former French President Nicholas Sarkozy speaking to UMP (centre right party) supporters, stated the Russian speaking people in Ukraine must be protected by a peacekeeping force and he also accused the U.S. to be the responsible of the crisis since they want a divided Europe and a weak Russia” (Le Monde)