‘World needs Russia’, former French president Sarkozy tells Putin on Moscow trip

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared “the world needs Russia” as he met with the country’s leader Vladimir Putin in a controversial visit to Moscow Thursday. (France24)

Sarkozy to Putin: “You know my idea: the world needs Russia”. (Le Figaro)

Sarkozy says the West is too tough on Russia. (Deutsche Welle)