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Ukraine’s Security Service Calls for Travel Ban on Marine Le Pen

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) is calling on the government to blacklist French nationalist leader Marine Le Pen and stop her entering the country after comments she made Tuesday about Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

The French presidential candidate and leader of the far-right National Front party angered Kiev by claiming that she did not view the annexation as illegal.

Russia took control of Crimea in controversial fashion in 2014, shortly after Ukrainian protesters in Kiev toppled a pro-Russian government in the city’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti square. Moscow initially denied commanding the masked troops that seized public buildings in Crimea, but have since admitted …read more

Source: Newsweek

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