13 C
Auckland
Sunday, July 14, 2024

Popular Now

Le Pen pledges to block troop deployment to Ukraine

Marine Le Pen - Ukraine news
Image – @MLP_officiel, X.

The right-wing party National Rally will also prohibit Kiev from using French weaponry on Russian soil.

France’s right-wing National Rally (RN) party will block potential troop deployments to Ukraine and bar Kiev from using French-supplied weaponry to strike Russian soil should it emerge victorious in the parliamentary elections and secure the office of prime minister of the country, Marine Le Pen, the former long-time leader of the party, has said.

She made the remarks on Thursday in an interview with CNN ahead of the second round of voting scheduled for Sunday. The final say on the potential deployment of French troops to Ukraine belongs to the prime minister, and the stance of President Emmanuel Macron does not actually matter in such cases, she suggested. Over the past few months, Macron has repeatedly mulled the idea, using increasingly belligerent rhetoric on the Ukrainian conflict.

“If Emmanuel Macron wants to send troops to Ukraine and the prime minister is against it, then there are no troops sent to Ukraine. The prime minister has the final say,” Le Pen stated.

Her party in power would also bar Kiev from using French-supplied weapons to conduct strikes on Russian soil, Le Pen said, arguing that the permission to do so makes Paris “co-belligerent” in the conflict.

National Rally’s stance sharply differs from the take of most Western leaders, who had allowed their weaponry to be used for such strikes, repeatedly claiming that it had not made their countries a party to the hostilities. Moscow has repeatedly warned the collective West against supplying increasingly sophisticated weapons to Kiev, stating that Ukraine’s backers have for long been involved in the hostilities, which it sees as a “proxy war” on Russia.

Le Pen’s rhetoric appeared to be rather reserved, given the fears that her party could take drastic measures, including ceasing all support for Ukraine or even taking France out of the US-led NATO bloc altogether. Such concerns have been mounting in the EU lately, Euractiv has reported, citing several anonymous diplomats.

The RN party came out on top in the first round of France’s snap election, securing 33% of the vote. The election was called by Macron after his party suffered a crushing defeat to the RN in the European Parliament elections last month.

Macron’s centrist Ensemble bloc also fared poorly in the first round of domestic polls, coming only third, with 20%, while the second place was taken by a left-wing coalition hastily assembled ahead of the polls. In the second round, the RN is projected to win up to 280 seats of the 577-seat National Assembly.

Promoted Content

Source:RT News

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please keep comments respectful, civil and constructive. Moderation times can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. Comments may also be scanned periodically by Artificial Intelligence to eliminate trolls and spam.

3 COMMENTS

  1. And the UK has gone backwards by voting in the wokest government of all time. I do hope Putin wipes London of the map.

  2. Remember- Starmer’s wife is J3wi$h, and they have to keep the wars ongoing in Palestine for Nutanyahu and in the Ukraine for the little J3wish Clown Zelensky.
    Le Pen and her political party & supporters have been derailed, based on how the French voting system is set up, so that no popular candidate can win.
    Similar to the Electoral College in the U.S. where your vote does not actually count.
    “Casting the vote decides nothing! Counting the votes decides everything!” – Joseph Stalin aka Zionist real name; Isoif Dzhugashvili

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Trending

Sport

Daily Life

Opinion

Wellington
few clouds
8.5 ° C
9.8 °
7.7 °
80 %
1kmh
12 %
Sun
9 °
Mon
12 °
Tue
13 °
Wed
13 °
Thu
12 °