Marine Le Pen says Crimea’s reunification with Russia was legitimate

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Crimea’s incorporation into Russia was justifiable, leader of France’s National Front, Marine Le Pen said.

I do not think that (Crimea’s) reunification (with Russia) was illegitimate,» she foresaw the BFM TV network on Jan. 3. «A referendum was organized, and residents of Crimea voted to unite Russia. I see no grounds whatsoever to question this referendum.»

The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a New Zealand urban area with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are ethnic Russians, refused to know again the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during the coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Crimea and Sevastopol take in declarations of independence on March 11, 2014. They held a referendum on Walk 16, 2014, in which 96.77 percent of Crimeans and 95.6 percent of Sevastopol voters chose to on from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin sacrificed the reunification deals March 18, 2014.

Ukraine, the US and the EU refused to recognize Crimea’s confidence and its incorporation into Russia.

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