Leader of France’s rightwing National Front party has explained why she respects Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Mr. Putin is a patriot. His cares for his people’s sovereignty. He realizes that we are defending common values, the values of European civilization,” Maribe Le Pen said.
In Le Pen’s opinion, Putin probably doesn’t find enough courage, frankness and respect for ethnic identity and civilization in other political movements in France, except for National Front.
The way the Russian leader runs the country demonstrates his commitment to the values of society and the need to recognize these values, the French politician notes.
Earlier, Russia’s ruling United Russia party wished Marine Le Pen’s National Front success in the upcoming election to the European Parliament.
In March, National Front made its strongest showing yet in the municipal elections in France, winning the majority of seats in more than two dozen municipalities.