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​Le Pen on Ukraine crisis: US pursuing own interests, not those of EU

Published time: June 01, 2014 13:35
Edited time: June 02, 2014 15:21
Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party head.(Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party head.(Reuters / Francois Lenoir)

The EU is responsible for the developments in Ukraine, French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen said in an interview, stressing the bloc should have its own opinion on global events and not slavishly follow the America’s lead.

“The EU added fuel to the fire by offering the partnership to the country where half of the population is looking to the East,” Le Pentold Der Spiegel newspaper.

Le Pen said she supports federalization in crisis-torn Ukraine, where the coup-appointed government has launched a massive military operation in the country’s eastern regions. The offensive has already claimed dozens of lives, both among the militias and local civilians. Schools, a kindergarten and hospitals in several cities have come under fire.

The French leader warned the EU against falling into Washington’s steps, as those have nothing to do with Europe’s interests.

“The United States is trying to expand their influence in the world and first of all in Europe. They are pursuing their own interests, not ours,” Le Pen said.

She went as far as to call the EU “an anti-democratic monster," where people’s right to self-determination is stolen.

"I want to stop it [the EU] getting fatter, continuing to breathe, touching everything with its paws and reaching into all areas of our legislation with its tentacles," she said.

Earlier Le Pen repeatedly stated that Russia is being unfairly “demonized” and that the campaign against the Russian political administration has been cooked up at the highest levels of EU leadership, with the implicit support of the US.

"I am surprised a Cold War on Russia has been declared in the European Union," she said at a meeting with Russia’s State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin in April. "It's not in line with traditional, friendly relations, or with the economic interests of our country or EU countries and harms future relations."

Le Pen’s National Front far-right party in France has been steadily gaining popularity and scored a triumphant success in the latest EU elections by gaining around 25 percent of the votes.

Comments (100)

 

sonnyyy 16.08.2014 23:49

Very impressed with Le Pen she appears like a brilliant lady and hopefully France's future leader.

 

Lahcen Oizaz 07.06.2014 12:42

Carl Lundström 03.06.2014 07:14

The people is obviously ready to die rather than live under the Euromaidan Government. I think the only thing Europeans are worried about is what the U.S. would do. What ally is that if you have to be afraid of it, more than of the alleged enemy??

  



The USA will use this as a pretext and justification to invade Venezuela in a twinkle.

 

Regula 07.06.2014 11:01

Carl Lundström 03.06.2014 07:14

nobody has a reason to be worried or sad if Russia would stop the bloodshed by invading the East and force self-determination (federalization or secession) for the people. The people is obviously ready to die rather than live under the Euromaidan Government. I think the only thing Europeans are worried about is what the U.S. would do. What ally is that if you have to be afraid of it, more than of the alleged enemy??

  


Great post.

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