Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP

Francois Fillon’s victory offers Vladimir Putin hope of a new European ally against sanctions

Fillon wants to revive France’s relationship with Moscow and ease its reliance on the US

Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
Francois Fillon sees no threat in Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
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