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Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions
March 24, 2017 / 1:35 PM / 8 months ago

Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if elected.

Candidate for the 2017 presidential election Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader, arrives for a meeting with members of the State Duma, the Russian lower house of parliament's international affairs committee, in Moscow, Russia March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Addressing reporters in a Moscow hotel, she also said she did not discuss financial support for her party with Putin and that the aim of her Russia visit was not to boost her electoral chances.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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