Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far-right National Front and presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia was "not illegal", contrary to the position of the EU and US.

Marine Le Pen has frequently expressed her admiration for Vladimir Putin. She also took money from Russia. In November 2014 it was announced that the National Front obtained a loan of $11 million from a Russian bank.

Many critics even believe the Kremlin i...

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