Crimea referendum result was ‘legitimate’ – Le Pen

Crimea referendum result was ‘legitimate’ – Le Pen

Leader of France’s National Rally stood by the position that got her blacklisted by Ukraine

The 2014 referendum accurately reflected the will of the people living in Crimea to join Russia, Marine Le Pen said on Wednesday, addressing an inquiry before the French National Assembly.

“I fully support the referendum,” Le Pen told the lawmakers. “I think that Crimea’s residents expressed their will freely by a vote, in order to reunite with Russia. I think that it was absolutely legitimate.”

Le Pen explained that her position on the peninsula has consistently remained that it was Russian long before it…