(Sydney, Australia – 10:03 A.M.) French presidential hopeful, Marine Le Pen from the National Front political party, said that the Crimean people had chosen (via a referendum) to reunite with Russia, and their decision should be respected.
“Crimea was incorporated into Ukraine in 1954 by Nikita Khrushchev’s unilateral decision and without consultations with the people. However, two-thirds of its residents call themselves Russians. That’s why when they asked for their opinion, they quite naturally expressed their desire to join Russia,” she said in an interview with the Rzech Pospolita newspaper.
She then expressed how to resolve border problems in Europe; by listening to the people of those regions.
“Europe has suffered too much because of border disputes to again antagonize peoples in the issues that only concern them. So when the border problem emerges, one should be considerate and ask those interested,” the French presidential candidate said.