SBU not to bar "Putin's friend" Le Pen from entering Ukraine
Head of the SBU chief's staff Oleksandr Tkachuk has said that Ukraine did not take a decision on sanctioning French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in connection with her statements about Crimea, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"The decision to ban entry to Ukraine has not been taken. Following an assessment of all the information and opinions of the departments, it was made a collective decision not to prohibit the entry at the moment," Tkachuk told journalists on Monday.
Read alsoWikiLeaks claims has thousands of files on France’s Le Pen, FillonAs UNIAN reported earlier, Marine Le Pen, the National Front's presidential candidate, said on January 3 that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia was "not illegal", contrary to the position of the EU and the U.S.
"I do not believe that there was an illegal annexation: there was a referendum, the citizens of Crimea wanted to join Russia," she claimed.