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Emmanuel Macron Attacks His Rival Le Pen Over “Russia Links”



“You are dependent on the Russian government,” Macron attacked Le Pen in a heated debate.


French President Emmanuel Macron attacked his far-right rival Marine Le Pen for her hyperlinks to Russia throughout a televised presidential debate on Wednesday, accusing her of being “dependent” on the Kremlin.

“You are dependent on the Russian government and you are dependent on Mr Putin,” Macron stated, referring to a mortgage agreed by Le Pen’s social gathering with a Czech-Russian financial institution which he stated was “close to the Russian government”.

Le Pen replied that she was “an absolutely and totally free woman” and stated the mortgage was a “matter of public knowledge”.

“It was because no French bank wanted to give me a loan,” she replied.  

The trade was the primary main conflict between the 2, with Macron additionally highlighting Le Pen’s choice to recognise Crimea as Russian after the Ukrainian territory was annexed by the Kremlin in 2014.

“Under international law we rarely recognise… territories that have been annexed by force,” he stated.

Le Pen pressured that she was in favour of all of the sanctions in opposition to Moscow introduced since Russian chief Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine on February 24, and she or he backed supplying arms to Ukraine.

“The aggression that Ukraine has been victim of was unacceptable,” she stated.

Le Pen created waves final week when she proposed nearer ties between Western navy alliance NATO and Russia as soon as the warfare in Ukraine was over.

She additionally reaffirmed her intention of repeating France’s 1966 transfer of leaving NATO’s built-in navy command, whereas nonetheless adhering to its key article 5 on mutual safety.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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