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Macron talks combating illegal migration, mentions 'underground Ukrainian networks'

In his interview with right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles, the French leader said he'd prefer people from Guinea or Cote d'Ivoire who come to France legally than those who come via "Bulgarian and Ukrainian underground networks"
10:17, 1 November 2019

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French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned some "underground Ukrainian networks" in his interview for the right-wing magazine. That was when he addressed combating the illegal migration in France. 

"I prefer the people who arrive from Guinea or Cote d'Ivoire legally (...) than the underground Bulgarian or Ukrainian networks", he said.

The audience criticized his statement, pointing out that Macron, thus, sides with the right-wing supporters, hoping to grab some votes from Marine Le Pen who he could face in the next presidential campaign in 2022.

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The French government stood up in Macron's defense, claiming that "the President needs to turn to all French people using all kinds of media".

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