Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Rally Party, thinks Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wants more than the West can offer.
“Jelensky wants more support. Sometimes he wants more than he can afford, “Le Pen said in an interview with France 2 TV.
In another interview on Wednesday, when asked about Ukraine’s military assistance, Le Pen said he would continue to provide defense and intelligence assistance.
“(But) I’m more reserved about direct arms supplies. Why? Because the line between helping and becoming a co-combatant is thin, “said the right-wing leader, adding that he was concerned about the escalation of the conflict, which could lead to a full-fledged military commitment.”
In response to a question from the presenter, Le Pen explained why he was opposed to using the term “genocide” in connection with events in Ukraine.
He opposed the use of the term “genocide” in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
“There is a very clear definition of genocide legally, and it does not fit the situation,” Le Pen said.
Earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron disagreed with US Vice President Joe Biden, who described the situation in Ukraine as “genocide”. “Use words carefully,” said the French president.
At the same time, Le Pen said he did not believe it was possible to isolate Russia on the international stage.
“This is a great world power,” the leader said, adding that he supported the restoration of NATO-Russian relations after the end of the conflict in Ukraine.
“I think the West has a lot to lose if, in the long run, Russia chooses to cooperate with China,” the presidential candidate highlighted.
When elected, he said his foreign policy would be guided by the values of “freedom, equality, distance and stability.”
In the run-off scheduled for April 24, Le Pen will face incumbent President Emanuel Macron.
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