Fillon drew Parallels between annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation and decisions on Kosovo
Monday, March 21, the candidate in presidents of France from the “Republicans” Francois Fillon during the presidential debate compared the annexation of Crimea to Russia with the decisions of Kosovo’s independence.
The politician said that the people should have the right to decide their future, reports “Russian conversation”.
“We have changed the boundaries. In Kosovo, for example. There is a fundamental principle that the people have the right to control their own destiny. Established borders was unacceptable,” — he spoke about the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
Responding to the remark of the opponent in the debate Benoit Amon about “Russian claims on the Eastern borders of the EU,” Fillon recalled that in the past the Western countries were themselves the initiators of the change of the European borders .
“It is possible to ascertain the deviation of Russia from the course, but we must admit that we made mistakes. We introduced sanctions – it is our responsibility. What is the result? The tightening position of Russia,” said Fillon.
Note, the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen declared intention to recognize the Crimea part of Russia in case of victory in the elections.
As previously reported, “Russian Dialogue,” Dmitry Peskov told, what would Putin Crimea now with an eye to the past.