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Front National stiller seg positiv til folkeavstemningen på Krim, og vil ha et strategisk samarbeid med Moskva.

Marine Le Pens geopolitiske rådgiver, Aymeric Chauprade, var på Krim under avstemningen og uttalte seg positivt om den til russisk TV.

“I think the referendum is legitimate,” he told Russian News Channel RT.

“We are talking about long-term history. We are talking about the Russian people, about the territories of the former USSR.”

Marine Le Pen tok i 2012 til orde for et strategisk sarmbeid med Putins Russland. Front National er således ikke enig i sanksjonslinjen mot Moskva.

Man aner konturene av et nytt autoritært høyre i Europa. Front National har fremgang. Det er voksende misnøye i Frankrike. Hvis denne misnøyen kan kanaliseres inn antipati mot USA og Brussel og beundring for Putin, kan det bety en trussel mot samholdet i EU.

However National Front’s pro-Russia position is neither new nor a secret.

Marine Le Pen has recognised the referendum results, and agrees with the candidate on substance.

Her party regularly accuses both the EU and US of interfering in Ukraine’s political crisis.

In her 2012 presidential campaign, Le Pen called for a “strategic alliance, based on deep military and energy partnership” with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At Le Pen omgir seg med en strategisk rådgiver som er en 9/11-truther er enda mer oppsiktsvekkende.

As for Chauprade himself, he has long been a controversial figure. He is author of a book – published in 2009 – on the terrorist attacks of September 2001 condemned as “revisionist” by the then French minister of defence.

He was removed from his teaching post at the Collège Interarmées de Défense, a Military Academy College, over the affair – a decision later upheld by an administrative court.

 

http://euobserver.com/eu-elections/123556