Marine Le Pen insists occupation of Ukrainian Crimea was ‘not illegal’

Marine Le Pen, the National Front's presidential candidate, has stated that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia was "not illegal".

She said this on the air of BFM TV, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"I do not believe that there was an illegal annexation. The referendum was held, and the citizens of Crimea expressed their willingness to join Russia," the far right party leader said.


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