Marine Le Pen said that she was worried about the situation in Ukraine, “because it can escalate at any time because of an incident between the Russian and Ukrainian military,” Le Pen said in an interview with RFI.
Le Pen, just as in his time, Russian President Putin, said that Ukraine "has extremists," so, according to her, any collision can have serious consequences. The leader of the National Front emphasized that “Ukraine is a friendly country, just like Russia.” And when, according to Le Pen, there is a premonition of the Cold War, it can not but worry.
The leader of the National Front believes that the only way out of the Ukrainian crisis is through negotiations. At the same time, in an interview with RFI, Le Pen made clear that the blame for what is happening in Ukraine lies with the European Union.
Marine Le Pen: The blame lies on everyone, if I can put it that way. First of all, because the European Union added fuel to the fire, taking part in the fact that the uprising turned into a revolution. Because they made a part of Ukraine believe that Ukraine could enter the European Union, which is absolutely wrong. It is absolutely necessary to say: the European people do not want Ukraine in the European Union. By the way, they also do not want Albania, Macedonia, or Turkey. We are now in opposition to the Crimea - Russian-speaking and even almost Russian, we can say. And one part of Ukraine is Russian-speaking and the second is Ukrainian-speaking. And everyone has the right to either turn to the West or turn to the East. And, nevertheless, I see no other way out to maintain the peace and integrity of Ukraine, moreover, how to create a kind of federation that will enable each region to have autonomy.
The far-right politician also noted that diplomacy must be launched: “So far, only Germany has been doing this, because France has not been heard at all in the diplomatic arena for several years,” said Marine Le Pen.
Marine Le Pen: It is necessary to find such a solution so that Ukraine, naturally, remains united and sovereign, but which will allow three large regions to maintain autonomy in order to preserve the rights of minorities. This is just one of the reasons for concern in the Crimea.
RFI: You said that Russia is a friendly country. Do you think France today is friendly towards Russia?
Marine Le Pen: No, absolutely. Because diplomatically, France is subordinated to the United States for a long time. The President of the French Republic does not have a detached position.
By the way, I am very sorry that he (Francois Hollande - approx. Ed.) Does not protect the interests of France. First of all, he defends the interests of the United States and leads the Cold War in relation to Russia. And it is absolutely clear. There is an impression that Russia is treated worse now than during the times of the USSR. I know that in France there were many people who were complacent about the Soviet Union, because ideologically they were close. But it seems to me that slamming the door in front of Russia is not the way out to negotiate with this great nation, a great economic power. This must be taken into account. And France has strategic interests in this regard, it is necessary to strengthen our contacts in the energy sphere. And we have one civilization, I do not see why we could not trust each other. If this had been done a few years ago, then today it would not be Germany that would have completed important maneuvers, but France.