I think the fact that the mainstream media continues to focus on Russia is partly evidence that the opposition here is really coming from the Deep State, from Democratic operatives and a few people from the Republican Party - they all are dedicated to achieving one end, which is to bring down the Trump Administration. They want to stage a color revolution and overturn the results of the elections. Therefore, they keep on beating the drum: “It’s the Russians, the Russians hacked the CIA.” They don’t have anything else! So, I think, they will use any excuse to keep coming back to that. We are hearing just a lot of speculation.
I just returned from Donetsk and can tell you about my fresh personal impression. At first glance, the city seems calm, but this is only an illusion. The air hangs with tension, everyone understands that the escalation of the conflict can break out at any moment as happened in February.
In Paris, I talked to a lot of people from the middle class as well as from the working class. There was one waiter, who was ironically from America, but who went to France in 1977. He was a Mexican-American, and it is very rare for someone in my culture to ever go and start living in another country. He told me that ordinary working-class people are not happy with their current president, the so-called "socialist" president of France. Working people, farmers in particular, are very angry with the sanctions against Russia, because they are not able to sell their products.