The leader of France’s hard-right Front National party Marine Le Pen said that France’s recognition of Crimea as part of Russia is “quite clear and even quite credible possibility,”particularly if she wins the 2017 presidential election.

 

Marine Le Pen

 

Addressing the EU’s foreign policy towards Russia, Le Pen stressed that her party has consistently opposed economic sanctions and find them “stupid.”

 

“From the very start when these sanctions were announced, we spoke out against them in the strongest possible terms… We find them to be completely stupid, obviously I can’t but welcome the National Assembly vote that has allowed the expression of refusal of these sanctions,” Le Pen said.

 

She expressed doubts that President Francois Hollande will “have the courage to go against the demands of the European Union” and scrap the sanctions, however.

 

 

 

 

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