Crimea is Russian – French presidential candidate Fillon

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April 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

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DNR-News – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The French Presidential Candidate, of “The Republicans” party, Francois Fillon, said that the the annexation of Crimea ny Russia must be respected as the right of its people to self-determination. 

“You have to observe two fundamental and conflicting principles – respect for borders and international law, as well as the right of people to self-determination” – Fillon told the Figaro newspaper. 

He noted that “no one can deny that the Crimea is historically, culturally, linguistically Russian.”

“It is pointless to say that Russia should leave the Crimea, this will never happen”– said Fillon. 

He proposed organizing a conference in the Crimea under the auspices of the UN, which ” to deliberate a solution.”


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