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Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard

19:25:10

18/01/2017

Nsn.fm

The French Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may visit Crimea. Experts told NSN that it is a step on the way to recognising the republic on the global stage.  

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean government Georgy Muradov invited the French Presidential candidate from the National Front party Marine Le Pen to visit the peninsula. According to him, residents of Crimea are always glad to receive politicians who are positive to the republic, reports RIA Novosti. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the position of Le Pen about the belonging of the peninsula to Russia will soon dominate the global political arena.

In a conversation with the NSN, the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Tsarev, who lives in the territory of the peninsula today, urged the Crimean authorities to invite as many politicians as possible from different countries around the world. 

“The statement of Le Pen that Crimea is Russian encourages Crimeans very much. Therefore, there is nothing surprising that the French Presidential candidate is invited to visit the peninsula, this is normal. It is not only her who should be invited, but as many people as possible, and politicians, especially those that have a chance to hold the leading posts in the new designs that will be formed in Europe. If there will be new heads – new cooperation of Europe with Russia will appear. We very much hope for it,” said Tsarev to NSN.  

Marine Le Pen’s visit, according to the politician, is primarily connected with hopes for the recognition of Crimea.

“This is important because, earlier, Crimea was an All-Soviet Union health resort, and now became an All-Russian one. There is a wish that guests and tourists from around the world come here. So that investments came, large hotel networks opened. Everything for this purpose exists in Crimea,” believes the interlocutor of NSN.

Tsarev also noted that Le Pen has a chance of victory in presidential elections in France.

“I would like her to win. Even if she doesn’t, her influence in French politics carries considerable weight,” he added.  

The 2017 Presidential elections in France will be held in two rounds: the first is scheduled for April 23rd, the second — for May 7th. It will become the eleventh election of the president of the Fifth French republic.

Earlier today on the air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Nadiya Savchenko declared that it is possible to liberate Donbass peacefully only in exchange for Crimea. 

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