Occupation authorities in Crimea have invited the leader of the French right-wing candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen to visit Russia annexed the Peninsula. This was stated by “Deputy Prime Minister” so-called Crimean government, Georgy Muradov, reports UNIAN.
“In Crimea, of course, would be happy to have her here. We are pleased to Crimea everyone, especially those politicians who take a positive stance against our Republic”, – quotes Muradova Pro-Kremlin news Agency RIA Novosti.
17 Jan Le Pen declared that recognises the Russian-occupied Crimea in the event of his election victory.
3 Jan Le Pen in an interview with TV channel BFMTV said that the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea by Russia “is not illegal”. SBU can deny her entry to Ukraine.
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.
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