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Marine Le Pen says Crimea annexation "was not illegitimate"

Source : 112 Ukraine

Politician explains her position: "There was a referendum, and people of Crimea want to join Russia"
20:08, 3 January 2017

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The leader of the political party National Front and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen believes that Russia's annexation of the Crimea "is not illegal." Politician said this on the BFM TV Channel, reports Le Figaro.

"I do not think that Crimea's reunification with Russia was illegitimate. A referendum was organized, and residents of Crimea voted to join Russia. I see no grounds whatsoever to question this referendum", said the leader of the party.

Related: Court to decide place to judge Crimean deputies for treason

Earlier, Le Pen has said that if she is elected as President of France, she will recognize Crimea as Russian territory. Also, a presidential candidate noted that the relations between Russia and France are important in a multipolar world and urged the need for the resolution of international crises.

Related: Crimean Tatar leader shut off from occupied Crimea’s banking system

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